Following the cancellation of the latest session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee after Russia objected to it being held in Geneva, the future of the body is uncertain. Could Moscow push for another path, outside the UN?
For Syrians–including highly educated professionals—fleeing conscription, countries such as Somalia, Libya and Iraq are havens.
For Christians in and around Damascus, rising funeral and burial costs are an increasing challenge amid Syria’s unprecedented economic crisis.
In mid-May, Damascus increased the price of cement for the fourth time in two years. As costs go up, repairing war-damaged homes becomes difficult or impossible.
Full access to videos and images of mass atrocities in Syria is the “absolute right” of those whose missing loved ones may appear in them, writes @MansourOmari. He proposes 8 guidelines for organizations and media to follow.
In Damascus, as Syria’s economy spirals and the cost of living soars, some young people are downsizing their weddings, forgoing customs once thought unbreakable, or giving up on getting married altogether.
‘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.”
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is already disrupting global supply chains of staple goods, notably cereals and cooking oils. This is likely to impact food security in Syria, which already suffers from shortages and skyrocketing inflation.
With the average government salary just $23 a month, losing access to state-subsidies on essentials such as bread and fuel is a heavy financial burden for Syrian citizens.