With Turkey’s 2023 elections in sight and a surge in anti-refugee rhetoric shaping voter preferences, Erdoğan hints at possible reconciliation with Damascus. How could this apparent 180-degree policy shift play out in Syria?
Thousands of Syrians protested across the opposition-held northwest on Friday, one day after Turkey’s Foreign Minister said it was necessary to find a way to “reconcile” with the Assad regime.
Cross-border aid renewal stalls humanitarian catastrophe, while organizations on the ground test alternatives
On July 12, the UN Security Council extended the Syrian cross-border aid mechanism for six months. But with the future still uncertain, alternatives to in-kind aid are being used in some northwestern Syrian camps—with mixed results.
Wheat farmers in northwestern Syria reaped a “good” harvest this year, but not enough to fully sustain the 4 million people living in the area.
Why is Turkey interested in building housing in northern Syria? Who funds and implements these projects? And why are some human rights actors concerned about Ankara’s activities?
In northwestern Syria, financial hardship, despair and a shortage of psychological specialists contributes to mental health crises. And in cases of suicide, family members of the victims often grapple with social stigma.
Since 2020, the Damascus government has held public auctions for land owned by displaced people. In Hama, a recent move to prioritize relatives in investment auctions threatens to foment family conflicts and further tear Syria’s social fabric.
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.
Eleven years on, funding for Syria is stagnating while needs grow. Women are among those most affected by funding gaps in the health sector.
Amid worsening economic conditions, Syrians throughout the country are greeting Ramadan this year with tighter budgets and “feelings of loss.”