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When I fled to the UK from Syria I didn't understand how hard it would be to finally feel safe

When I fled to the UK from Syria I didn't understand how hard it would be to finally feel safe

It has now been eight years since the Syrian security service threatened to cut off my hand but the psychological impact of that day still remains. My story is similar to many others I meet who have escaped the combination of tyranny and terrorism in Syria to seek out a new and safer life...

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Syria, Country of the Poor

Syria, Country of the Poor

By Mozn Murshid  (Zaman al-Wasl)- “Syria is no longer a country for the poor,” says the 50-year-old woman on the phone. “Our country has oppressed us so much, professor.” Her words hurt me. For so long we heard this proverb since childhood, wherever I went I heard...

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200 children killed in Idlib since April yet we are forgetting about the Syrian conflict

200 children killed in Idlib since April yet we are forgetting about the Syrian conflict

The other day I saw a report of an airstrike hitting a medical facility in Idlib, killing a paramedic and an ambulance driver. Not a legitimate military target, but a medical facility. Then, shortly after, an airstrike hit again. Charles Lister from the Middle East Institute described it as a...

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Don’t call them Syria’s child casualties. This is the slaughter of the innocents

Don’t call them Syria’s child casualties. This is the slaughter of the innocents

Murdered children are no longer news. International media coverage of the war in Afghanistan, where child deaths reached an all-time high last year, is sporadic at best. In Yemen it is estimated that at least 85,000 under-fives have died of starvation since 2015, a figure that numbs the mind....

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