Governance

10 06, 2024
  • Local notables take part in organizing final high school exams in Inkhil, a city in the northern countryside of Daraa province, 26/5/2024 (My City Inkhil)

Daraa communities foot the bill for public education

By Walid Al Nofal|2024-06-11T22:10:17+02:00June 10, 2024|

Facing a teacher shortage and little government support, communities in Daraa are turning to alternative solutions: providing financial bonuses to keep underpaid teachers in classrooms and repairing school buildings themselves.

4 04, 2024
  • Clan leaders, notables and commanders with the Syrian military security-affiliated 8th Brigade participate in a clan reconciliation agreement in the northern Daraa countryside town of Mahajja in February. Among the group are Colonel Nasim Abu Ara (far right) and the brigade’s deputy commander, Ali al-Miqdad, known as Ali Bash (center, carrying white flag), 12/2/2024 (Busra Press)

Daraa residents turn to clan reconciliation over the court system

By Walid Al Nofal|2024-04-09T14:19:20+02:00April 4, 2024|

People in Syria’s southern Houran region have long turned to clan reconciliation processes to resolve thorny disputes. The practice increased after 2011, and peaked over the past three years, with residents choosing the clans over the courts with the encouragement of regime legal representatives.

26 07, 2023

In thirsty Daraa, uncontrolled well drilling drives groundwater deeper

By Walid Al Nofal|2024-02-09T14:30:59+01:00July 26, 2023|

Across Daraa province, groundwater is receding deeper into the earth. On top of climate factors like rising temperatures and fluctuating or delayed rainfall, human activity is taking a toll: Thousands of unlicensed wells have been drilled in recent years due to a lack of state oversight and a struggling public water network.

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