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Marie's Story: Surviving human trafficking and domestic servitude in Syria

CONTENT WARNING: ABUSE

Marie* is a longstanding friend of Arise's network in the Philippines. This interview was conducted by Arise with the full participation of Marie's support network and at her discretion.


*Not her real name


'I want to tell this story about what happened in Syria'


Marie was recruited in Manila by an agency that promised her domestic work in Romania. As she had never been on a plane before, it was only after passing through airport security that she realised her flight was not bound for Romania, but Aleppo, Syria.