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15 12, 2023
  • Students gather at the entrance of the middle and high school in the village of Burj al-Qas, in the Sherawa subdistrict south of Afrin, 10/12/2023 (Syria Direct)

Education in Afrin’s ‘line of contact’ villages hostage to unpredictable shelling

By Salam Ali|2023-12-18T13:53:27+01:00December 15, 2023|

Villages on the line of contact between regime and Turkish-backed opposition forces in the southern Afrin countryside live under constant threat of unpredictable shelling. The volatile security situation leaves families choosing between sending their children to school, despite the risks, or depriving them of an education in the hopes of keeping them safe.

10 12, 2023
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady of the United States from 1933-1945, holds a Universal Declaration of Human Rights Poster, 1949 (UN Photo)

Op-Ed: On HR 75, impunity is a pandemic—the UN should step up

By Mansour al-Omari|2023-12-10T13:44:41+01:00December 10, 2023|

As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 75, Syrian human rights activist and legal researcher Mansour al-Omari calls on the United Nations to take action against a “pandemic” of impunity, including appointing a Special Rapporteur on Impunity for international crimes.

26 07, 2023

In thirsty Daraa, uncontrolled well drilling drives groundwater deeper

By Walid Al Nofal|2024-02-09T14:30:59+01:00July 26, 2023|

Across Daraa province, groundwater is receding deeper into the earth. On top of climate factors like rising temperatures and fluctuating or delayed rainfall, human activity is taking a toll: Thousands of unlicensed wells have been drilled in recent years due to a lack of state oversight and a struggling public water network.

25 07, 2023

Seized properties sold ‘dirt cheap’ in Afrin

By Walid Al Nofal|2023-08-07T17:54:51+02:00July 25, 2023|

In Afrin, there is a widespread trade in properties belonging to displaced residents known as “cost houses,” which are sold by Ankara-backed military factions and civilians for “dirt cheap” prices: the cost of repairs.

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