The living conditions of thousands of civilians trapped in the city of Deir Ezzor have further deteriorated in the wake of on offensive launched by ISIS on the besieged parts of the in mid-January, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Saturday. In its flash update about the situation in the beleaguered city, the OCHA said that the intensified fighting has led to rising civilian…
Activists in eastern Ghouta said that regime forces on Monday hit the town of Maida’ani with chlorine-filled bombs, causing many cases of asphyxiation among residents in the town. The chlorine attack came as regime forces and their allied foreign militias pressed on with their assault on the outskirts of eastern Ghouta. Activists said that regime forces resorted to the use of the toxic chlorine gas after rebel fighters in the…
Idlib’s Provincial Council expressed full rejection of the mass forced displacement operations the Assad regime has repeatedly carried out against residents of liberated areas across Syria. The latest of those attempts was in the Wadi Barada valley northwest of Damascus. The Council stressed that these operations are aimed at “emptying Syrian cities and towns of the indigenous population to serve Iran’s plans in the region.” In a statement released on…
“Last Men in Aleppo,” a film focusing on the work of the White Helmets in Syria received on Saturday night the grand jury prize in the World Cinema documentary competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The film, made by Syrian filmmaker Firas Fayyad and Steen Johannessen, a filmmaker from Denmark, tells the story of the White Helmets, a group of ordinary citizens who have organized themselves into a civil…
Syrian activists in refugee camps near the town of Arsal in eastern Lebanon launched an online campaign to highlight the suffering of thousands of Syrian refugees in the area which was hit by a snowstorm on Friday. In addition to severe weather conditions, residents of the camps near Arsal suffer shortages of food and medical supplies amid continued inaction by international humanitarian organizations. The snowstorm is the second one to…
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