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Breaking News: Candles are not for romance in Syria
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

Damascus :: Syria | updated 2013-09-22 22:46:32 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Najeh al-Rahmoun, 51, lives with his wife, who introduced herself as Um Karim, 40, and three children in a three-bedroom house. Inside, you can’t hear the sound of television, and the children don’t use the computer that is sitting in...
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Breaking News: Syrians struggle to find refuge in Egypt
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

Damascus :: Syria | updated 2014-01-28 15:54:41 -0800 | humanitarian-news

By Salam al-Saadi Standing in the rain, hemmed in by concrete blocks and military checkpoints, Syrians of all ages congregate around a closed door. This is the Egyptian Embassy in the Damascus neighborhood of Kfar Sousa. Its door opens only...
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Breaking News: Syrian field hospital: Deciding who receives oxygen and who dies
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

Damascus :: Syria | updated 2013-09-09 13:03:35 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Marwan is a 30-year-old volunteer doctor in a field hospital in the city of Raqqa in northeast Syria. He asked his real name not be used due to the danger the disclosure could pose to him and his family. On...
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Breaking News: Displaced Syrians speak of their suffering
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

Latakia :: Syria | updated 2013-09-05 14:04:58 -0700 | humanitarian-news

In a school crammed with displaced people from villages near Latakia, Um Raed, 44, sits in a room while the women around her chatter on, signs of grief and anxiety on their faces. In this school, only children seem able...
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Breaking News: Revolution anniversary commemorations in Syrian town cause controversy
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

Kafr Nabl :: Syria | updated 2014-03-26 10:35:51 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Kfar Nabel resident Hassan al-Ahmad, 27, once a student at Aleppo University’s Faculty of Economics, put his studies on hold and joined the Syrian uprising in its second week, becoming one of its most outspoken activists through his work in...
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Breaking News: Food prices in northern Syria rocket after border crossings closure
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

Kafr Nabl :: Syria | updated 2014-03-21 23:49:33 -0700 | humanitarian-news

From mid-January until the time of this writing, the Bab al-Hawa border crossing between Turkey and Syria has been closed and opened arbitrarily as a result of the explosion of two car bombs that claimed the lives of more than...
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Breaking News: Humanitarian disaster feared as Syrian refugee numbers exceed 2 million
 
Posted by: Robert Myles

Damascus :: Syria | updated 2013-09-06 07:27:45 -0700 | humanitarian-news

The focus in Syria the past two weeks has been on chemical weapons use in Damascus’ Ghouta suburb but in the background, the number of those fleeing Syria’s conflict zones has continued to rise unabated. New figures released by the...
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Breaking News: On the ground in Ghouta, Syria: Where animal feed is allowed but bread is forbidden
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

Damascus :: Syria | updated 2013-10-09 11:12:43 -0700 | humanitarian-news

The line of buses and cars waiting to enter East Ghouta at the Syrian Army’s Mleha checkpoint on the road to Damascus, one of just two that remain open, stretches back nearly a kilometer. It’s 3 p.m. and those at...
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Breaking News: Kurds learn their mother tongue in Qamishli, Syria
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

Damascus :: Syria | updated 2014-03-26 10:35:51 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Abdel Majid is an agricultural engineer whose 50 years and gray hair did not prevent him from sitting next to Bayan, his 18-year-old daughter, at a school desk to learn how to read and write in Kurdish. Like many Syrian...
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Breaking News: Syrian relief bakery tries to solve bread crisis amid accusations of corruption
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

Dayr az Zawr :: Syria | updated 2014-04-12 16:47:14 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Every morning, dozens of people line up in front of a bread distribution center in the town of Bouleil in Deir Al-Zor province. Conversations move from military developments and opposition victories to complaints about how long they have to wait...
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Breaking News: Raqqa's displaced between death by shelling or death by cold
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

ar Raqqah :: Syria | updated 2014-01-30 05:38:28 -0800 | humanitarian-news

Um Mar’ey, a woman in her forties, stands amid scattered tents after washing her children’s clothes in water warmed by wood fire. “We don’t have any blankets or covers. God only knows how we get through our days,” she says...
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Breaking News: Red Crescent under fire from both sides of the civil war
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

Damascus :: Syria | updated 2014-01-17 10:38:53 -0800 | humanitarian-news

By Karam Mansour (Eastern Ghouta, Syria) – Um Rafeef was relieved after the Red Crescent helped her leave the besieged area of Moadamyeh outside Damascus for a safe suburb of the capital in October. “I am lucky. Tonight there won’t...
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Breaking News: Starving Syrians permitted to eat dogs and cats by clerics
 
Posted by: Nina Rai

Damascus :: Syria | updated 2014-01-29 16:26:29 -0800 | humanitarian-news

Syrian religious clerics have issued a ‘fatwa’ (religious edict) allowing the famished residents of besieged Damascus suburbs to eat flesh of dogs and cats to stave off deadly hunger - meat normally forbidden for consumption by Islamic followers. In a...
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Breaking News: Almost 1 million displaced Syrians facing extreme hardship in Jaramana
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

Jaramānā :: Syria | updated 2014-01-27 08:41:33 -0800 | humanitarian-news

(Jaramana, Syria) - On the bleachers of the municipal stadium in the Damascus suburb of Jaramana, families sit and wait; not to see their teams compete in a football match, but for the chance to enter their names on the...
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Breaking News:  Syrians facing 'coldest' winter yet with no diesel
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

Damascus :: Syria | updated 2014-01-15 05:10:32 -0800 | humanitarian-news

Abu Khaled’s three sons stand in a long line extending dozens of meters on a cold December day in front of a gas station in Qudsaya outside Damascus, hoping their combined effort might get them enough diesel for heating. “The...
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