Personal projects: BREAKING WATERS: BW_17

My name is Zaluh Habesh and I am nineteen years old. I left Syria three years ago together with my husband. We stayed three years in Turkey together with my husband and our relatives. Three families all in one house. I got pregnant in Turkey and after a month of my pregnancy we left by sea to come to Greece. The journey was very hard and a difficult feeling. We were forced to come to Greece because my husband wasn't able to find a job in Turkey. Our journey began in the morning but the Turkish army caught us three times before we were able to arrive in Greece. I was thinking about everything at that point: that maybe we would travel to a different place or we would die. My husband helped me to stay calm, not to worry and to think positively. I was afraid that someone would drown and that my baby would be without a mother or a father. When I arrived in Greece I was very happy that we arrived together all as a family.  There are three reasons that I wanted to leave from the camp: the food and the road was very bumpy and in the camp there were a lot of problems because people would fight with each other. I never imagined that I would give birth in Greece. I thought I would give birth in Syria in my country. I don't mind it now, I feel ok with it. I want to tell my child everything. About the journey and everything we went through. I want him to know what we went through to save his life.

My name is Zaluh Habesh and I am nineteen years old. I left Syria three years ago together with my husband. We stayed three years in Turkey together with my husband and our relatives. Three families all in one house. I got pregnant in Turkey and after a month of my pregnancy we left by sea to come to Greece. The journey was very hard and a difficult feeling. We were forced to come to Greece because my husband wasn't able to find a job in Turkey.  

Our journey began in the morning but the Turkish army caught us three times before we were able to arrive in Greece. I was thinking about everything at that point: that maybe we would travel to a different place or we would die.  

My husband helped me to stay calm, not to worry and to think positively. I was afraid that someone would drown and that my baby would be without a mother or a father.  

When I arrived in Greece I was very happy that we arrived together all as a family. There are three reasons that I wanted to leave from the camp: the food and the road was very bumpy and in the camp there were a lot of problems because people would fight with each other.  

I never imagined that I would give birth in Greece. I thought I would give birth in Syria in my country. I don't mind it now, I feel ok with it. I want to tell my child everything. About the journey and everything we went through. I want him to know what we went through to save his life.