Denmark has stripped at least 380 Syrian refugees of their residency permits after claiming that some parts of Syria are safe. Denmark claims to be one of the most equal countries in the world, but because the government recognizes that men are at risk of forced conscription into the Syrian…


A version of this letter appeared in print in The Guardian on 2 June, 2019.

Over the past month, Syria and Russia have bombed 25 medical facilities in northwest Syria. We are appalled by the deliberate and systematic targeting of healthcare facilities and medical staff, which is a flagrant violation…


Photo by Ammar Alzeer

Yasmeenat Souriyat (Syrian Jasmines) is a group of 12 displaced women from 6 different cities across Syria. The group was established in 2018 in Maarat al-Numan, Idlib, and works to provide aid, training, and psychological support to help welcome internally displaced people into their new communities. …


Rami al Sayed is a photojournalist from the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Southern Damascus. He currently lives in Deir al Ballout, a camp for internally displaced people in northwestern Syria.

When you live in a tent, the door of your home becomes very valuable.

You start to dream of having a door again — to put the key inside it, to open it and close it, to hear the sound of the door open and close. This thing that many…


By Mohamed Barakat, activist and manager of a cultural center in Aleppo’s western countryside.

I have lived many horrifying moments witnessing all kinds of weapons being used against us, prohibited and non prohibited, but the most cruel memory for me is when my village Urem al Kubra was bombed by…


As Russia, Iran, and Turkey meet to discuss Idlib, thousands of people in northwest Syria made it clear what they want to be agreed in Tehran.

Across Idlib’s towns, cities, and villages, people demanded freedom from Assad’s rule and an end to Russian and Syrian war crimes. With banners raised, they asked the international community to stop an imminent assault on the province and they called for peace.


Nivin Hotary is a Syrian activist from Ghouta, living in northern Syria.

On 10 July she addressed the United Nations about the conditions for people living in displacement camps in Idlib. Here is her speech:

Ladies and Gentlemen,

My name is Nivin Hotary, I am a mother of two children…


We teamed up with @AleppoAMC to tell the stories of what it’s like for Syrians watching the World Cup while the host Russia bombs Syria. We learnt one thing: that the love of sport, like life, keeps on going.

Here are the stories we found.

We met some of…


This is an update from Serene, a long-time resident of Daraa. She currently lives at her home in the west of the province.

Photo by Alaa Alfakier

The situation in Daraa is unspeakable, especially in the eastern side. The airstrikes are non stop and we’re hearing about new massacres everyday. …


Photo credit: Mohammad Badra

This week marks another crime of forced displacement in Syria, another wave of thousands of families packing a few precious belongings and boarding buses, never to see their homes again. 130,000 people have already left Ghouta after surviving a month’s brutal assault and five years of siege, longer even than…

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