Idlib

31 05, 2024
  • The belongings of homeless Syrian asylum seekers sit in piles outside a mosque in Cyprus’ capital, Nicosia, 27/3/2024 (Hanna Davis/Syria Direct)

Worsening conditions in Cyprus push scores to return to Syria

By Hanna Davis|2024-06-04T19:52:20+02:00May 31, 2024|

As life in Cyprus grows increasingly difficult for many asylum seekers, the number of Syrians opting into the island’s “voluntary return” program is going up. So far this year, 114 Syrians have returned, compared to just around 30 in all of 2023.

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.

1 12, 2023
  • والدة محمد جلمود تلقي النظرة الأخيرة عليه في مستشفى الرحمة بدركوش في ريف إدلب، قبل دخوله إلى تركيا، 06/ 07/ 2023، (الناشط الإعلامي بهاء سويد)

Suffering in silence: Cancer patients in northern Syria at the mercy of the crossings

By Mustafa MustafaAladdin Ismail|2024-01-18T13:49:48+01:00December 1, 2023|

This investigation highlights how cancer patients across northern Syria are paying the price for the country’s faltering healthcare system. Cancer medications are scarce, northern Syria lacks specialized health facilities, and border crossing closures and difficulties of internal travel stand in the way of timely treatment.

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