Mariam Al Sharif (Um Ismael), a female fighter in the FSA, was killed during clashes with regime forces north of Hama on April 3, 2014. Um Ismael lost two brothers who were killed fighting regime forces. Muhannad al-Mohammad, Sham News' reporter, said that Um Ismael used to fight with the rebels on the frontlines, and that she would make them food, bread and encourage them and raised their morale. She…
The Ministry of Local Administration in the Syrian interim government delivered food parcels worth $10,000 USD to displaced families in the Turkish city of Urfa. Havaron Sharif, member of the Syrian Coalition, visited the displaced Syrian families in Urfa, who fled their homes following ISIS's takeover of vast areas of Raqqa province. Aleppo Local Council said it had delivered an electricity generator to the neighborhood of Hulluk to run the…
Abdul Rahman Haj, the educational advisor to the Syrian interim government, said that "there are about five million Syrian students aged between six and 15 years are not receiving appropriate education. He also pointed out that this number includes 3.2 to 3.5 million children who are not receiving an education at all, while the rest get education in very difficult circumstances. "20% of those receiving education attend field schools in…
Academics and intellectuals established the Center for Management and Development in Douma, Damascus. The center aims to develop and raise the level of competence and skill in the society to improve its future political and cultural performance. Mohamed Khair Na'al, director of the center, said that the society needs to get out of the reality of underdevelopment, ignorance and isolation which dominated throughout the reign of the Assad regime. The…
The Syrian Journalists Association documented six media activists and journalists killed March of 2014, bringing the number to 236 media and journalists killed since March, 2011. The Association also documented other violations against journalists and, including kidnappings, beatings of media activists and prevent them from working freely. The same period covered by the report saw various violations against media activists and journalists in rebel-held areas, which prompted the Association to…
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