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22 04, 2024
  • An overhead view of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 18/4/2024 (Syria Direct)

Syrians at a loss after Erbil stops issuing visas

By Sozdar Muhammad|2024-04-22T20:25:00+02:00April 22, 2024|

Erbil’s April 4 decision to stop issuing visas to Syrians has been a disaster for those for whom the Kurdistan Region of Iraq was a safe haven from conscription or a place to reunite with family members after years of separation.

25 03, 2024
  • The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Syria’s public Aleppo University, 10/3/2024 (Syria Direct)

Syrian students’ futures hostage to brokers and state employee bribes

By Salam Ali|2024-03-25T18:16:30+01:00March 25, 2024|

To obtain records from Syrian public universities, students must apply in person or through legal proxies. If this is not possible, or if they are wanted by the security services, they are forced to pay hundreds of dollars in bribes to state employees through brokers.

15 12, 2023
  • Students gather at the entrance of the middle and high school in the village of Burj al-Qas, in the Sherawa subdistrict south of Afrin, 10/12/2023 (Syria Direct)

Education in Afrin’s ‘line of contact’ villages hostage to unpredictable shelling

By Salam Ali|2023-12-18T13:53:27+01:00December 15, 2023|

Villages on the line of contact between regime and Turkish-backed opposition forces in the southern Afrin countryside live under constant threat of unpredictable shelling. The volatile security situation leaves families choosing between sending their children to school, despite the risks, or depriving them of an education in the hopes of keeping them safe.

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