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.
Dozens of Syrians who lost residency in Denmark have fled and applied for asylum in other EU countries. But under the Dublin Regulation, many are being sent back to Danish territory.
If Syrian refugees who lose residency do not leave Denmark, they are forced to live indefinitely in return centers. Most affected are those who are not at risk of conscription in Syria: women and older men.
Hundreds of Syrian refugees in Denmark have had their lives upended by the Danish policy of revoking their residency permits after deeming parts of Syria safe to return to.