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  • Deir-Ez-Zor: A glimpse of light

    Rural Damascus is witnessing fierce fighting; most areas previously considered as peaceful are now totally destroyed. Most residents were forced to relocate to safer areas.

  • As-Salamyia: The desire to live with dignity

    Rural Damascus is witnessing fierce fighting; most areas previously considered as peaceful are now totally destroyed. Most residents were forced to relocate to safer areas.

  • Hama: Saving the Pine forests

    The citizens of Aleppo suffered enormous losses during the Syrian crisis, especially those who were living in besieged areas with no access to basic services like water, food or electricity. The devastating conditions have forced many residents to leave their homes and properties seeking safer havens in other governorates.

  • AL-Hassakeh: The hope revived

    The population of Al-Hassakeh governorate has been increasingly vulnerable and has slipped into poverty. The humanitarian situation in Al-Hassakeh continues to deteriorate as it hosts over 350,000 IDPs from neighboring governorates. It hosts IDPs in addition to returning migrants who left during the drought only to return fleeing violence. Currently, Al-Hassakeh governorate is home to half a million persons, of whom 258,000 are IDPs from neighboring Deir-ez-Zor, Ar-Raqqa and Aleppo, who are in critical need for livelihood support.

  • Al-Hassakeh: Baking bread to earn bread.

    “Four years passed since we fled out of our home in Damascus taking refuge in Al-Hassakeh”, said Nadia. “We saved nothing. Fifteen years of our life are totally erased”.

  • Aleppo: A father’s hope to save his daughter’s life

    No one has escaped the deleterious impacts of the ongoing crisis. The rapid deterioration of the situation since 2011 is reflected in the increasing number of people fleeing their homes. Situated in the north of Syria, Aleppo was one of the most affected governorate

  • The resilient women of Syria: Plumbing project in Tartous Governorate

    The region of Tartous has been relatively peaceful during the Syrian civil war. However, while a significant portion of the Governorate is not directly affected by major armed conflict, it has continued to register a huge inflow of families fleeing other parts of the country, mostly from Homs, Hama, Idleb, Aleppo, Ar-Raqqa, and Deir Ezzor, with women and children accounting for the largest percentage.

  • Saving the Orantes River

    Named ‘Āsṣī (which means rebel in Arabic) because unlike other rivers in the region, it runs from south to north, the Orontes river flows through Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. The historical significance of this river is inordinate. The Orontes witnessed the Battle of Kadesh during the reign of Ramesses II (1279–1213 BC) and the Battle of Qarqar which was fought in 853 BC, when the army of Assyria, led by king Shalmaneser III, encountered an allied army of 12 kings led by Hadadezer of Damascus. Most importantly, the Orantes is home to 17 Norias (water wheels) which date back to the Byzantine era and renowned heritage sites.

  • A community effort to save the environment from the pollution caused by the accumulation of solid waste

    As the crisis persists in its fourth year, causing further deterioration of socio-economic situation, Syria is now the world's leader in forced displacement, with 9 million people having fled their homes, 6.5 million of whom are displaced within the country. The Syrian governorates have overflowed with IDPs, which have caused severe pressure on the available resources and weakened the social services.

  • Emergency Employment for IDPs in Shelters

    Located on the Mediterranean coast, the governorate of Tartous is currently hosting 500,000 displaced persons from various neighboring governorates since the start of the crisis in Syria. While communities in Tartous have been welcoming, a significant burden on basic services has emerged leaving local hosts not fully capable of fulfilling the needs of the displaced persons who sometimes arrives with only the clothes they have on.

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