Women and children among Syrian refugees.

THE horrors of living in the midst of the Syrian crisis are revealed in an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum North.  

The museum has launched a free exhibition documenting personal stories from different people who have been affected by the Syrian conflict.


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Russian documentary photographer Sergey Ponomarev, gives the public an insight into what life was like living in Government-controlled areas of Syria during 2013-2014 and the troubles of finding asylum in Europe.

People in Manchester have said that it is important that we have exhibitions like this to show the Syrian crisis from a new perspective.

Matt Davey, living in Manchester, said: “It’s a good idea. It’s a different perspective that we wouldn’t normally hear in the UK news.”

The series of photographs explores the origins of the Syrian conflict through a variety of objects, personal stories and films.

Recent news about Syria has included the US, UK and France accusing them of conducting a chemical attack.

The three Western countries bombed various Syrian government sites in retaliation as the government and its main ally Russia denied the accusation.

Ryan Hopkins from Manchester thoroughly supported the new exhibition after this news and said: “It’s great that we get to hear both sides of the story.”

Daisy Preece works in MediaCityUK where The Imperial War Museum North is based and said that she wants to go to the museum to learn more facts about Syria.

The exhibition displays facts such as how the conflict has killed nearly half a million people and more than eleven million people have been forced from their homes.

The museum is based at Media City UK

Syria: A Conflict Explored will be open until 28 May 2018.

More information can be found on the Imperial War Museum North’s website.  

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