Now the 24-year-old speaks up again: “” My family is in mortal danger and the world is watching “”

Now the 24-year-old speaks up again: “” My family is in mortal danger and the world is watching “”

Now the 24-year-old speaks up again: “” My family is in mortal danger and the world is watching “”

She had filmed her escape from Syria to Vienna, the video went viral. Now the 24-year-old speaks up again: “” My family is in mortal danger and the world is watching “”

The young woman is wearing black. Black blouse, black jacket, black kohl around the dark eyes. She looks more mature than two years ago. Back when News first met Rania Ali, she told about her escape from Syria, which she filmed. The British newspaper “” Guardian “” published the video on its Facebook page. To date, 1,026,028 people have clicked on it. Rania Ali is now 24 years old, has a scholarship from Webster University in Vienna and is afraid that her family will die in the next few days.

They heard the bombs explode

Her 59-year-old father, a former biology teacher, lived with Rania’s four siblings in a small old building in Kobane, the Syrian border town to Turkey, until a few days ago. The neighborhood has been bombed since the IS attack in 2015, and there is no school or work there. But the electricity works mostly. The 59-year-old can buy food and drinking water at markets. Rania Ali transfers 400 euros a month to her family. For the maintenance, for the rent. Even in a war zone, life costs money. Everything has changed since the Wednesday before last. It is bombed again.

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Rania Ali’s uncle saw the soldiers even before the news reported: Turkish ground troops positioned themselves with their tanks on the border with Syria. At 3:10 p.m. Austrian time, Erdoğan announced on Twitter that Turkey had started its military operation against the Kurdish militia YPG. Shortly afterwards, Ali’s father heard the bombs explode with his children. Dark clouds of smoke rose over Kobane. There seemed to be no way out of town. The Turkish Air Force’s F-16 fighter jets flew attacks. Mortar shells hit. Ambulances sped through the ruined streets. The family was scared to death.

There is no safe way out

Rania Ali is sitting in her shared room and is going insane. She keeps dialing her father’s cell phone number. She reads the news, watches Twitter, and doesn’t know if her family is still alive. The telephone connection is interrupted 44 times, the 45th time she hears her father’s voice. “” Rania, we are alive, “he says. The connection is bad, after three minutes it is dead. But it is enough to describe the escape to Rania Ali. It is enough that she can talk to her 20-year-old sister and find out where the family is now.

They walked to the outskirts of Kobane on Sunday morning. They had neither food nor clothes with them. The uncle was waiting in a car. He brought her out. The journey took 20 minutes. Then they reached the village. Rania Ali shows it on Google Maps. There are seven houses there.123 paper Not more. “” All people from Kobane are fleeing to the countryside because it is still safe there, “says Rania Ali. But the question is: how much longer?

The Kurdish family doesn’t know where to go. There is no safe way to another city. Rania Ali says that her father cannot flee to the regions of the Assad regime. He had previously been threatened by this because Rania Ali fled to Vienna and made everything public. Nor does it go to the Turks, they are fighting the Kurds. In addition, the first IS fighters were able to break free. The fear that they will invade the villages is great. And now winter is coming. It’s getting colder in Syria.

Rania Ali’s body trembles. Your eyes fill with tears. She is desperate. For two years she tried to bring her family to Vienna. Without success. Now she is accusing: “” My family is in mortal danger and the world is watching. “”

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Two years ago Rania Ali became known across Europe. She had filmed her escape from Syria to Vienna, the video went viral. Now the 24-year-old speaks up again: “” My family is in mortal danger and the world is watching “”

The young woman is wearing black. Black blouse, black jacket, black kohl around the dark eyes. She looks more mature than two years ago. Back when News first met Rania Ali, she told about her escape from Syria, which she filmed. The British newspaper “” Guardian “” published the video on its Facebook page. To date, 1,026,028 people have clicked on it. Rania Ali is now 24 years old, has a scholarship from Webster University in Vienna and is afraid that her family will die in the next few days.

They heard the bombs explode

Her 59-year-old father, a former biology teacher, lived with Rania’s four siblings in a small old building in Kobane, the Syrian border town to Turkey, until a few days ago. The neighborhood has been bombed since the IS attack in 2015, and there is no school or work there. But the electricity works mostly. The 59-year-old can buy food and drinking water at markets. Rania Ali transfers 400 euros a month to her family. For the maintenance, for the rent. Even in a war zone, life costs money. Everything has changed since the Wednesday before last. It is bombed again.

© Ricardo Herrgott / News

Rania Ali’s uncle saw the soldiers even before the news reported: Turkish ground troops positioned themselves with their tanks on the border with Syria. At 3:10 p.m. Austrian time, Erdoğan announced on Twitter that Turkey had started its military operation against the Kurdish militia YPG. Shortly afterwards, Ali’s father heard the bombs explode with his children. Dark clouds of smoke rose over Kobane. There seemed to be no way out of town. The Turkish Air Force’s F-16 fighter jets flew attacks. Mortar shells hit. Ambulances sped through the ruined streets. The family was scared to death.

There is no safe way out

Rania Ali is sitting in her shared room and is going insane. She keeps dialing her father’s cell phone number. She reads the news, watches Twitter, and doesn’t know if her family is still alive. The telephone connection is interrupted 44 times, the 45th time she hears her father’s voice. “” Rania, we are alive, “he says. The connection is bad, after three minutes it is dead. But it is enough to describe the escape to Rania Ali. It is enough that she can talk to her 20-year-old sister and find out where the family is now.

They walked to the outskirts of Kobane on Sunday morning. They had neither food nor clothes with them. The uncle was waiting in a car. He brought her out. The journey took 20 minutes. Then they reached the village. Rania Ali shows it on Google Maps. There are seven houses there. Not more. “” All people from Kobane are fleeing to the countryside because it is still safe there, “says Rania Ali. But the question is: how much longer?

The Kurdish family doesn’t know where to go. There is no safe way to another city. Rania Ali says that her father cannot flee to the regions of the Assad regime. He had previously been threatened by this because Rania Ali fled to Vienna and made everything public. Nor does it go to the Turks, they are fighting the Kurds. In addition, the first IS fighters were able to break free. The fear that they will invade the villages is great. And now winter is coming. It’s getting colder in Syria.

Rania Ali’s body trembles. Your eyes fill with tears. She is desperate. For two years she tried to bring her family to Vienna. Without success. Now she is accusing: “” My family is in mortal danger and the world is watching. “”

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At 1,700 meters, the Oberlech ski resort attracts with many extras: guaranteed snow, the largest connected ski area in Austria and fantastic deep snow slopes. A hotel jewel geared towards sustainability is also one of the certain extras.

“” The best thing to do is to sit in the pool for a long time. That gives you strength, “” recommends hotel manager Daniela Pfefferkorn with a smile and emphatically. In their special refuge, crystalline water flows through the pipes. Special filters ensure – u. a. with precious stones – for the fact that the water in the Hotel Goldener Berg donates vitality not only when drinking, but also when swimming. Pfefferkorn, who grew up in the hotel that she now runs, knows what she is talking about when she describes her house in Oberlech as a place of strength. “In the past, people built intuitively in the good places, today you can measure it,” she says. An above-average 10,000 Bovis – this is the unit of measurement for subtle vibrations – you get in your house. In the heart of the idyllic ski resort of Oberlech at over 1,700 meters above sea level, the passionate athlete Pfefferkorn knows every tree and every slope from her childhood.

Car-free luxury

If you meet her when leaving the hotel in the morning, she is sure to have the best tips for current skiing fun. You can buckle up anywhere in Oberlech right in front of the house. Ski-in-ski-out luxury is standard here, as is the car-free tranquility and fresh mountain air: thanks to the unique tunnel system, the fairytale mountain resort is spared from traffic, noise and exhaust fumes in winter. For those who do not travel comfortably by train anyway, the cars are waiting in the garage opposite the lift station during their Oberlech holiday. All other adventures in Austria’s largest connected ski area, Ski Arlberg, with 305 kilometers of slopes, are best done on two boards or one board. There are also slopes for beginners, but especially experienced skiers will get their money’s worth here.

Legendary ski routes

Oberlech rookies are passionate about the legendary “” The White Ring “” descent: the easy to moderately difficult slopes cover 22 km of slopes and offer a perfect sightseeing tour in the dream area – including viewing platforms on the Rüfikopf and Madloch. Whoever wants to compete for the course record of the historically longest race in the world has to compete against the best time of Patrick Ortlieb, who completed the “” White Ring “” in 44:35:07 minutes. In 2020 the annual race will take place on January 18th. Connoisseurs complete the route in half a day.

The brave among the ski professionals challenge their resilience on the “” Long Train “”. With a gradient of up to 80 percent, the ski route is the steepest groomed route in the world. Even veterans can get wet hands here, says the lift attendant. A visit to the info point, which provides information about the dangers and challenges of the route, is recommended. If you want to go even higher, you can also explore the mountains by helicopter. The deep snow fun is incomparable on a total of 200 km of high alpine runs. Experienced ski guides accompany the excursions into the terrain.

Sports equipment of choice is also tobogganing or snowshoes on site: the snowshoe hike is just as attractive as the fast-paced toboggan run. And then a well-deserved cheese fondue?

Daniela Pfefferkorn, who works in addition to her hotel business as an energetic specialist, sees it in any case: “” You had a good day! “

Sustainable boho lifestyle

© Hotel Goldener Berg

Colorful boho lifestyle with lots of glass for a clear view of nature and light wood for the soul. This is how the hotel “” Goldener Berg “” can be briefly described after its renovation. A detailed look reveals above all the focus on a sustainable, health-promoting lifestyle: the measures range from crystalline charged water to rooms that have been freed from earth radiation and electrosmog to the stone pine slatted frame in all beds.

© Guenter Standl

Healthy enjoyment. In a total of four restaurants with two toques – the gourmet guide Gault Millau awarded an award with 15 out of 20 points – guests can choose from different diets, detox treatments and health concepts. The focus of the kitchen is on dishes made from regional products that the body can easily convert into energy. The exquisitely stocked wine cellar is one of the special features of the house, which guests like to praise. The children’s club is a meeting place for small guests. Two pools invite you to relax, including the heated outdoor whirlpool, spa treatments, saunas, steam bath and tepidarium.

This post originally appeared in News 42/2019.

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At 1,700 meters, the Oberlech ski resort attracts with many extras: guaranteed snow, the largest connected ski area in Austria and fantastic deep snow slopes. A hotel jewel geared towards sustainability is also one of the certain extras.

“” The best thing to do is to sit in the pool for a long time. That gives you strength, “” recommends hotel manager Daniela Pfefferkorn with a smile and emphatically. In their special refuge, crystalline water flows through the pipes. Special filters ensure – u. a. with precious stones – for the fact that the water in the Hotel Goldener Berg donates vitality not only when drinking, but also when swimming. Pfefferkorn, who grew up in the hotel that she now runs, knows what she is talking about when she describes her house in Oberlech as a place of strength. “In the past, people built intuitively in the good places, today you can measure it,” she says.

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