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The Resource A hope more powerful than the sea, Melissa Fleming

A hope more powerful than the sea, Melissa Fleming

Label
A hope more powerful than the sea
Title
A hope more powerful than the sea
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Fleming
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of Doaa, an ordinary girl from a village in Syria, who in 2015 became one of five hundred people crammed on to a fishing boat setting sail for Europe. The boat was deliberately capsized, and of those five hundred people, eleven survived; they were rescued four days after the boat sank. Doaa was one of them - her fiancee Bassem, with whom she had fled, was not; he drowned in front of her. Melissa Fleming, the Chief Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, heard about Doaa and the death of 489 of her fellow refugees on the day she was pulled out of the water. She decided to fly to Crete to meet this extraordinary girl, who had rescued a toddler when she was nearly dead herself. They struck an instant bond, and Melissa saw in Doaa the story of the war in Syria embodied by one young woman
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Fleming, Melissa
Dewey number
  • 325.2'1'092
  • 325.21092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Al Zamel, Doaa
  • Refugees
  • Boating accidents
  • Politics and Government
Label
A hope more powerful than the sea, Melissa Fleming
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781408708439
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781408708439
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
A hope more powerful than the sea, Melissa Fleming
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781408708439
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781408708439
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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