displacement

28 05, 2024
  • Workers pick strawberries in Rami Soulaq’s fields in Bidama, a town in the western countryside of Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, 6/5/2024 (Mahmoud Hamza/Syria Direct)

Unlikely crops find fertile ground in Idlib

By Mahmoud Hamza|2024-05-28T20:08:42+02:00May 28, 2024|

The unlikely fruit of war and displacement, unconventional crops like strawberries, broccoli and Damask roses are taking root in Idlib province, where they were seldom cultivated before the war.

14 05, 2024
  • Basil Hussein al-Batoush, 35, holds his youngest child on the balcony of their new apartment in Jounieh, roughly a month after municipal police evicted them and other Syrians from an apartment complex in the Lebanese coastal city, 9/5/2024 (Hanna Davis/Syria Direct)

Thousands of Syrians facing eviction as Lebanon cracks down

By Hanna Davis|2024-05-15T15:52:30+02:00May 14, 2024|

Hundreds of Syrians in Lebanon have been evicted, and thousands more face losing their homes, as the country cracks down on refugees. Some 1,306 Syrian households and individuals have been evicted so far in 2024, compared to 78 in 2023.

19 10, 2023
  • Satellite images show increasing damage to buildings in al-Hajar al-Aswad, a city south of Damascus, in the years since regime forces regained control in May 2018 (Google Earth/SkyFi/Syria Direct)

Buildings in Damascus’ al-Hajar al-Aswad demolished, rubble sold

By Habib Shehada|2023-10-20T09:47:21+02:00October 19, 2023|

In al-Hajar al-Aswad, south of Damascus, buildings are steadily being demolished—regardless of whether they are structurally sound—with the rubble sold for profit under the eyes of regime forces. Some fear demolitions could be a precursor to expropriations under redevelopment plans.

Go to Top