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In Syria camp fearing coronavirus, young teachers adapt again

In Syria camp fearing coronavirus, young teachers adapt again

After bombs forced him and his students from their homes, Ahmed Hadaja began teaching in a tent in northwest Syria. And now that the threat of coronavirus has shut even his tented school, he has found a way to carry on. "We're urging parents to help their kids study well in their own tents,...

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How a Syrian artist is making art from the horrors of war

How a Syrian artist is making art from the horrors of war

First-hand experience is a critical factor in the authority of official war art. Syrian artist Nour Zantah has plenty. Born in Homs in 1989, she watched the violation of her country in the opening months of the civil war. The turning point was when protesters in her home city swarmed around...

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At standstill over virus, Damascus dreads new silent foe

At standstill over virus, Damascus dreads new silent foe

On a deserted street in the old city of Damascus, the new coronavirus has forced salesmen like Ahmad to close up shop indefinitely for the first time in Syria's war. "We've lived through some tough times during the war," says the 59-year-old, sitting on a chair on the pavement outside his...

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Fear of coronavirus stalks camps for Syrians displaced by war

Fear of coronavirus stalks camps for Syrians displaced by war

In a camp in northwestern Syria, Abdallah Yassin listens to a doctor explain how to avoid coronavirus infection, desperately hoping it will never reach his tent of 14 people. "If the epidemic spreads in the camps, it will be a disaster," the 57-year-old grandfather says. Three million...

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