There has been a haphazard bombing on Mahmoud's home and community
All that was audible to Mahmoud was the ringing in his ears and the chaos all around him. His home is now deserted and the water is stagnant
Mahmoud and his family are very distraught as they head to Turkey to escape the inevitable dangers of Syria.
When the family arrived at the Turkish border, they were jostled by the huge amount of people. They were listless and mournful as they waited in the long line, but they knew that they could seek refuge within those walls until a ship would take them to the island of Lesbos
After many moments that caused the family to become bristled because the boat had not been present, they were finally on the raft that would help them immigrate to the island of Lesbos. The raft was packed with many people but they still felt respite. They were ready to start their odyssey.
The family realizes that the life preservers they were given were fakes in spite of what the smugglers had told them
Because everyone was being oblivious on the raft, it is now submerged and everyone is in the water grasping to and air they can. Everyone was shouting incoherently and trying to stay together but Mahmoud, his mom, and Hana got separated from Waleed and their dad.
They saw another raft in the distance so they swam for it and begged that they let them on but there was not enough room so they begged even more for them to take Hana at least. An after a while, they finally agreed.