Syria’s Children All Deserve to Live

Syria’s Children All Deserve to Live

I never wanted to leave Syria. I never even wanted to leave my own city, but the siege forced us into exile. Life became impossible. We were bombed daily and [...]

Waiting for Samih

Waiting for Samih

I don’t know how my son Samih, a medical student, got his hands on a camera the size and shape of a small button. He put it on his shirt [...]

Signs and Wonders in a Damascus Prison

Signs and Wonders in a Damascus Prison

I never used to believe in signs and superstitions. I tended to rely on scientific explanations for what happened in my life, so it would have been strange for me [...]

A Wartime Education

My name is Razan. I was born in 1999 and spent my childhood in Deir al-Zor, where I completed elementary school. Afterwards, I continued my education in the city of [...]

Even Our Smiles Are Taken Away

“Mama, is Bashar [al-Assad] gone yet?” “No, my dear.” “So that means we’re not going home?” My seven-year-old daughter has repeated these questions every morning since we fled our home [...]

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Women's Blog

Waiting for Samih

May 26, 2015

I don’t know how my son Samih, a medical student, got his hands on a camera the size and shape of a small button....

Women's Blog

Signs and Wonders in a...

May 26, 2015

I never used to believe in signs and superstitions. I tended to rely on scientific explanations for what happened in my life, so it...

Women's Blog

A Wartime Education

May 25, 2015

My name is Razan. I was born in 1999 and spent my childhood in Deir al-Zor, where I completed elementary school. Afterwards, I continued...

Women's Blog

Even Our Smiles Are Taken...

May 25, 2015

“Mama, is Bashar [al-Assad] gone yet?” “No, my dear.” “So that means we’re not going home?” My seven-year-old daughter has repeated these questions every...

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Photoblog: Runners Mark Aleppo Massacre

Last month the Syrian city of Aleppo hosted a race organised by the local branch of the General Authority for Youth and Sports and sponsored by Nasa’em Sooriya Radio. Forty […]

Detained in Aleppo

Dr Salem Abu al-Nasr was released from prison on January 25 almost three weeks after he was kidnapped by...

Assad’s Election Gets Short Shrift in...

Opposition authorities and residents of the town shun presidential ballot. Issam Abdel Hamid (Salqeen, Syria) – Unlike regime-controlled parts...

Opinions from Opposition-Controlled Town: No to...

(Salqeen, Syria) — After the Geneva 2 talks, Damascus Bureau took to the streets of opposition-controlled Salqeen in Idlib...

Private Generators Provide Temporary Solution to...

The constant power cuts in the towns and cities of Idlib have pushed the citizens toward finding alternative sources...

Snowstorm Freezes Life in Idlib Province

Severe weather brings extra hardship for citizens suffering effects of conflict (Salqeen, Syria) – Snow was once a cause...

Through My Eyes

The Kfar Nabel football team. Photograph from the archive of Mustapha al-Jalal.

Friends Divided By the Syrian Uprising

February 26, 2015

Two men brought together by their passion for football have taken opposing sides in the armed conflict.    ...

Politics

The central square in Talmans in Syria's Idlib province. (Photo: Manaf Hashash)

Syrians See Migration to Europe as Only Hope

January 26, 2015

Since the civil war started in 2011, thousands have tried to make the punishing journey but only a few...

Women's Blog

They all deserve life. Photographer: name withheld for security reasons

Syria’s Children All Deserve to Live

May 26, 2015

I never wanted to leave Syria. I never even wanted to leave my own city, but the siege forced...

Civil Society Monitor

Getting Married Under Siege in Syria

May 25, 2015

Darayya continues to suffer under the crippling siege imposed by the Syrian regime. All basic essentials and humanitarian services...