For Christians in and around Damascus, rising funeral and burial costs are an increasing challenge amid Syria’s unprecedented economic crisis.
In May, the Assad regime released 527 Syrian detainees under an amnesty decree that human rights defenders are calling arbitrary and insufficient.
Drownings in northwestern Syria: Natural hazards, economic hardship, and lack of accessible recreation
With few free, accessible entertainment options, swimming and recreation in rivers and agricultural ponds leads to drownings in northwestern Syria.
‘We hope that he’s alive’: Thousands of Syrians gather in public squares looking for detained loved ones following amnesty decree (Photos & Video)
Since Bashar al-Assad issued an amnesty for terrorism charges on April 30, more than 200 detainees have been released. Hundreds of Syrians gathered in Damascus and elsewhere this week, hoping their loved ones are next.
Amid worsening economic conditions, Syrians throughout the country are greeting Ramadan this year with tighter budgets and “feelings of loss.”
Our aspiration is to provide space for Syrians to tell their stories in the belief that a more just and democratic future is possible in Syria.
In the remote Rukban camp, falcon trapping has become an obsession among the desperate residents. But while hunters dream of changed lives, birds pay a high price.
In opposition-held Idlib, thousands of teachers have been working without pay due to lost funding, some for as long as two years. Now at their breaking point, they are on strike.
Families displaced to Idlib struggle to find stability amidst a severe housing shortage and exploitation by landlords and rental offices.
Students in opposition-held areas struggle to earn recognized degrees, but the expanding university landscape in northwest Syria could bring new opportunities.