Syrian Refugees Forced To Eat Cats And Dogs Before Fleeing Bloody Civil War
British author Neil Gaiman heard heartbreaking stories from Syrians entering the new Azraq refugee camp in Jordan.
Famed author Neil Gaiman travelled to Jordan last week to meet Syrian refugees who had fled across the border.
He went to see the UN Refugee Agency’s frontline work and spoke with some of the people who had managed to escape the brutal civil war in Syria and reach the recently opened Azraq refugee camp.
Gaiman spoke with five cousins and brothers who had just reached the camp, saying, "Their tale was harrowing."
"They essentially got to the point where there was no food, they didn’t dare go out of their houses, they couldn’t earn money," he said of the family's dire situation in Syria.
Eventually it got to the point where their local sheikhs had made it OK to eat cats and the livers of dogs, to be fed to kids because there was no meat. [There were] no clean animals left, so unclean animals were OK.They were eating grass, they were making soups out of grass, of leaves from trees, of anything they could find to try and keep themselves alive and their kids alive and finally they couldn't take it anymore.