Surviving on Animal Fodder

Surviving on Animal Fodder

Towards the beginning of the anti-government demonstrations in Syria, I had started gaining weight, and my mother and friends urged me to visit a nutritionist and go on a diet, [...]

My Brother’s Children

My Brother’s Children

The loss of my brother Maen has given rise to many questions. “How did you feel when you found out you’d lost your brother? How did you react when you [...]

Bread and Blood

Bread and Blood

My father’s last night with us was shrouded in cold and darkness. The electricity had been cut off, so we sat huddled together, our only source of comfort the light [...]

A Bad Purchase

A Bad Purchase

During the early years of Syria’s revolution, those of us who supported it took part in whichever way we could, be that political or social activity, fieldwork, or coordination. The [...]

Surviving Execution

Surviving Execution

My family and I became displaced on the dawn of June 13, 2012. We were forced to abandon our home in Douma, along with most of our neighbours, due to [...]

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My Brother’s Children

August 31, 2015

The loss of my brother Maen has given rise to many questions. “How did you feel when you found out you’d lost your brother?...

Women's Blog

Bread and Blood

August 27, 2015

My father’s last night with us was shrouded in cold and darkness. The electricity had been cut off, so we sat huddled together, our...

Women's Blog

A Bad Purchase

August 26, 2015

During the early years of Syria’s revolution, those of us who supported it took part in whichever way we could, be that political or...

Women's Blog

Surviving Execution

August 25, 2015

My family and I became displaced on the dawn of June 13, 2012. We were forced to abandon our home in Douma, along with...

Photoblog: The Displaced from Salaheddine Quarter in Aleppo Return to Visit their Homes

Families that were displaced from the Salaheddine neighbourhood in Aleppo took advantage of a lull in fighting in early September to visit their homes under the supervision of the Free […]

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...

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Surviving on Animal Fodder

September 1, 2015

Towards the beginning of the anti-government demonstrations in Syria, I had started gaining weight, and my mother and friends...

Civil Society Monitor

A woman teaches children drawing in the Saif al-Dawla neighbourhood of Aleppo. (Photo: Baraa al-Halabi)

Confusion Reigns in Kfar Nabel’s School System

June 18, 2015

Sara, 15, sets out every morning for the Sharia Institute for Scientific Excellence in Kafr Nabel. At this school,...