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Coronavirus quarantine in Syria's northwest looks to shield most vulnerable

Coronavirus quarantine in Syria's northwest looks to shield most vulnerable

At a quarantine centre in war-torn northern Syria, doctors near the Turkish frontier are providing a first line of defence to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading to one of the world’s most vulnerable populations. The centre was set up last month in the countryside of Jisr al...

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Syria, Yemen conflict zones face potential devastation from large-scale coronavirus outbreak

Syria, Yemen conflict zones face potential devastation from large-scale coronavirus outbreak

Syria and Yemen face potential devastation if a large-scale outbreak of the novel coronavirus hits the war-torn regions, according to humanitarian aid organizations. "The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to be a global socio-economic earthquake. It will be felt acutely in the region's conflict...

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In Syria's Idlib city, a caravan spreads the word about coronavirus

In Syria's Idlib city, a caravan spreads the word about coronavirus

A white caravan splashed with images of the coronavirus roams the streets of opposition-held Idlib city in northwest Syria where a volunteer tell passers-by of the virtues of social distancing and hygiene to avoid infection. "We remind people that they should stay at home so they don't...

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Idlib cease-fire boosts fishing, farming in Syria

Idlib cease-fire boosts fishing, farming in Syria

Last month’s cease-fire in Idlib, northwestern Syria, is proving to be a blessing for the country, as many civilians who returned to their homes are working and trying to earn a living. Farming and fishery activities have started to flourish again in the wake of the cease-fire, reached by...

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