Makeshift oil refineries endanger the health of workers and local communities in northwestern Syria. But their environmental impact, often overlooked, will also affect generations to come.
Two workers at a makeshift oil refinery in Tarhin speak about their job, the hardships they endure and the dreams they hold for the future.
Syrian day laborers, especially those without work permits, are the most affected by Turkey’s latest lockdown.
Syria is facing a new wave of COVID-19 infections, and there is growing concern around just distribution and access to the life-saving vaccines.
In Syria, a parallel market for COVID-19 related medical supplies thrives off the collapse of the country’s health sector.
In Lebanon, few Syrian refugees know how to register to get the COVID-19 vaccine
Syrians included in Jordan’s plan to confront COVID-19: First vaccination center opens in Zaatari camp
Ninety-six Syrian refugees received the COVID-19 vaccine this week as the first group to benefit from the new vaccination center in Zaatari camp
The absence of a central medical incinerator or dedicated incinerators in coronavirus centers to dispose of waste challenges the medical sector.
Ahead of the vaccination rollout, humanitarian actors warn of the risk of discriminatory practices in the distribution of the vaccine if Damascus is given free rein.
The stigma, misinformation about the virus and the reluctance to report to authorities augur a dark scenario for the overcrowded Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon.