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Syrian volunteers try to spread holiday cheer in Damascus

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For many in war-torn Syria, the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, has lost its luster. But in Damascus, young volunteers worked together to spread joy among families and children, especially those displaced by the conflict.

“Our kids lost their smiles during the long days of the crisis. But thanks to the efforts of these good people, they have recovered their smile,” Syrian mother Um-Ahmed said.

The volunteers also arranged games and activities for children to participate in during the holiday.

Musaab, a university student and a volunteer with the Saeed group, told AFP he was proud to take part in this activity.

“I came here as a volunteer, to take part in this event, which turned out to be very nice. Its aim was to make happy Syrian children who are suffering because of the current crisis,” he said.