With Syria’s economy in shambles, residents of regime-held areas are looking for a way out of the country and into a “decent life.” Long lines, high passport fees and limited destinations stand in their way.
As Turkey prepares for an upcoming military operation in northern Syria, the SDF warns it could lead to an Islamic State resurgence in the northeast.
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.
Jordanian officials have termed their response to increased drug smuggling across Syria’s southern border a “war on drugs.” But the country’s options to address the roots of the problem are limited.
In the year marking a decade of the Syrian uprising-turned-conflict, regional normalization efforts with Damascus gained steam while the two stalemates in the northeast and the northwest seem to have settled in a fragile stability.
Power of attorney: The Assad regime’s hidden weapon to deprive displaced Syrians of their property rights
Since October 2017, the Assad regime’s Ministry of Justice has subjected issuing power of attorney, especially for real estate disposition, to prior security service approval.
How did Syria win a seat on the WHO’s Executive Board despite its appalling record of attacks on healthcare?
Despite targeting hundreds of healthcare facilities over the past ten years, the Syrian regime has just been elected to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization, sparking uproar among medical and civil society groups.
Out of around 664,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan registered with the UNHCR, approximately 26,000 people, or 3.5%, have disabilities
In March and with no explanation, the Syrian regime closed four of the five crossings with the Kurdish-dominated AANES-administered areas, resulting in a spike in the prices of essential commodities in northeast Syria.
The Assad regime, characterized by corruption and brutality, paves the way for a growing forgery market for individuals to seize other Syrians’ properties illegally.