Women in Idlib’s displacement camps are working and strategizing to obtain washing machines and free themselves from the drudgery of hand washing.
The international community’s failure to adequately help victims of the February 6 earthquake in northwestern Syria encapsulated the main ills of the aid sector in Syria over 12 years of uprising and conflict.
In May, UNICEF abruptly reduced the water supply to Rukban camp, in Syria’s southern desert. Feeling abandoned by the international community, local groups and Syrian aid organizations are stepping in to relieve the parched camp.
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.