Over 11,000 could die in just the first eight weeks of a Covid-19 outbreak in northwest Syria, finds an alarming new study by Syrian and international health experts.
With no help forthcoming from the UN or NGOs, local volunteers in northern Syria have taken it upon themselves to help protect displaced camp residents against the terrible prospect of a Coronavirus outbreak.
The World Health Organization is failing to help Syrians face Coronavirus, much as it failed to help them battle polio several years ago, writes Orwa Khalife.
Now in its tenth year, Syria's war has seen an entire generation of reporters come and go, exposing its crimes in minute detail to a world that only ever grows more indifferent.
As Assad’s health minister smirks about the army “cleansing Syria of bacteria,” doctors in Damascus, Aleppo, and Idlib tell Al-Jumhuriya they are woefully ill-prepared to deal with a Coronavirus outbreak.
Millions of Syrian children have lived their entire lives in war. At The Wisdom House, a kindergarten displaced along with its staff and pupils from Idlib to Aleppo, Moumena and her colleagues attempt the colossal task of providing for these children’s educational and emotional needs.
Lebanon’s Tripoli has been among the most welcoming cities to Syrian refugees, though tensions exist. In this special audiovisual report, Kareem Chehayeb profiles three members of Tripoli’s Syrian community, now caught between a Lebanon in crisis and a homeland still at war.
A newly-displaced resident of north Syria’s Ariha writes of her historic hometown, renowned since antiquity for its greenery, now reduced to empty piles of bloodstained rubble.
From their numerous “observation posts” dotted across northern Syria, Turkish troops watch idly as Assad and Russia butcher and displace thousands of civilians. Why are they there at all?
Banned in over 100 states, cluster munitions have been used systematically by the Assad regime and its Russian ally to kill hundreds of Syrian civilians—most recently a group of schoolchildren.
Instead of publicly announcing a brief ceasefire that could allow thousands of Syrians to flee bombardment Tuesday, the UN communicated the news in a four-line email to NGOs.
A quick English summary of our Arabic news coverage this week.