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'After war we now have this': Syrians grapple with poverty and coronavirus

'After war we now have this': Syrians grapple with poverty and coronavirus

Kareem Zukari has endured a lot during the nine years of Syria’s war. There have been missiles and bullets, loved ones killed, and the fear of being conscripted into the army or tortured in Bashar al-Assad’s prisons. But no matter how bad things got, there was always food. “Now...

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In war-torn Syria, digital learning battles power cuts

In war-torn Syria, digital learning battles power cuts

Staring into a smartphone camera in an empty classroom in rebel-held northwest Syria, geography teacher Danielle Dbeis addresses students confined at home away from the novel coronavirus. "Even if we are now doing distance learning... you can still talk to me online," says the 42-year-old,...

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Syrian doctor joins the fight against coronavirus in Chicago

Syrian doctor joins the fight against coronavirus in Chicago

Dr Zaher Sahloul has been here before. He has worked in hospitals where medical staff die because they are not protected, where wards are so overloaded with critical patients that the corridors fill with beds, and where doctors have to make decisions about who lives and who dies because they...

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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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