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 addition to the food blockade imposed by the Assad regime since 2016, al-Rukban camp, in the no-man's-land along the Syrian-Jordanian border, suffers a medical blockade following the close of the UNICEF medical point on the Jordanian side of the border in March 2020.
Shop owners in Old Homs are forced to reopen their stores or face legally-baseless seizures by the regime.
“We have had no bread in seven days because no flour reaches the camp. If the situation continues like this, we will die here of starvation.”
The "Pharmacy of Hope", providing free medicine in al-Rukban camp, should have been a success story, but assistance is yet to come
In a new podcast series, Syria Direct presents the experiences of displaced Syrians.
Al-Rukban camp, a hastily put together settlement in the no-man’s land between Syria and Jordan, has been all but forgotten by the world.
Wildfires engulf Syria’s coasts for the second time this summer displacing as many as 25,000 people from affected areas.
Despite of all the challenges, love flourishes in the no-man's land of al-Rukban.
IS has taken advantage of the Syrian Badia's terrain to conduct an effective guerilla warfare campaign.