Resources Overstretched in Kfar Nabel Hospitals

Resources Overstretched in Kfar Nabel Hospitals

Jumana, 30, is one of the lucky ones. She was heavily pregnant when her house was bombed and she was injured on April 20 this year. Within half an hour [...]

My Son, My Protector

My Son, My Protector

I will never forget how the day that changed my life unfolded. It was early evening on September 7, 2007 when the phone started ringing. I picked up the receiver [...]

A Mother’s Sorrow and Pain

A Mother’s Sorrow and Pain

Khaldiya Diyab devotes Thursday mornings to visiting four of her sons. She steps out of her house dressed in black, holding a bunch of flowers she will take to them. [...]

Waiting for a Cup of Coffee

Waiting for a Cup of Coffee

Ziad al-Sayid Issa was born in 1958. He was my father’s cousin. His path of suffering began in late 1979 when a group of security officers raided our neighbourhood in [...]

The Power of a Costly Document

The Power of a Costly Document

Prison is a humiliating place. It cuts a person’s life short. Every single night, I dreamed that my son would be released. Ahmad was gone for a year and eight [...]

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My Son, My Protector

July 27, 2015

I will never forget how the day that changed my life unfolded. It was early evening on September 7, 2007 when the phone started...

Women's Blog

A Mother’s Sorrow and Pain

July 25, 2015

Khaldiya Diyab devotes Thursday mornings to visiting four of her sons. She steps out of her house dressed in black, holding a bunch of...

Women's Blog

Waiting for a Cup of...

July 24, 2015

Ziad al-Sayid Issa was born in 1958. He was my father’s cousin. His path of suffering began in late 1979 when a group of...

Women's Blog

The Power of a Costly...

July 13, 2015

Prison is a humiliating place. It cuts a person’s life short. Every single night, I dreamed that my son would be released. Ahmad was...

Photoblog: Snowstorm Sweeps Qamishli

The city of Qamishli has not experienced a snowstorm like the one that swept it on December 11-12 for many years. The Souweidiya power station that provides electricity to the […]

Detained in Aleppo

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

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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...

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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.    ...

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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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My Son, My Protector

July 27, 2015

I will never forget how the day that changed my life unfolded. It was early evening on September 7,...

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,...