Alice worked with Syria Direct until 2019. Originally from Denmark, she has a background in political science and a particular interest in issues related to human rights, statelessness, gender and European refugee politics.
As a stateless Palestinian from Syria who has spent the past eight years in exile since fleeing her home—first in Algeria and now in Denmark—Samara Sallam often finds herself grappling with questions of identity and belonging.
AMMAN: Civil society organizations and local government bodies in Syria’s rebel-held northwest are bracing for funding cuts and an encroaching transition towards hardline Islamist rule, after several health directorates in the region suspended employment salaries in response to at least one key donor reportedly pulling funding late last week.
AMMAN: The Free Syrian Police, an opposition-affiliated law enforcement apparatus operating in areas of Syria’s rebel-held northwest, will “dissolve” in the wake of a military takeover by hardline Islamist coalition Hay’at Tahrir a-Sham, sources inside the organization told Syria Direct Thursday.
AMMAN: East Aleppo’s a-Sukkari district was one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods, and among the last to fall, during the Syrian government’s crippling siege and intensive bombardment of the city in December 2016.