Displaced Syrian Kurdish boys stop at a derelict church in Tel Nasri searching for refuge.Photo: Karlos Zurutuza

Then came betrayal

Report from Syria by Karlos Zurutuza.

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NI 523 - Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone - January, 2020
View of Ferizaj.Photo: Arianna Pagani

After Isis

Thousands of former ISIS foreign fighters and their families are held in Kurdish camps in Syria. Hundreds have escaped during the recent Turkish offensive. Most European countries refuse to repatriate them, but Kosovo is bringing its citizens home. Sara Manisera reports.

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NI 523 - Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone - January, 2020
Photo: Alessio Perrone

'Rebuilding' and social cleansing in Syria

Bashar al-Assad’s regime has laid out a blueprint for the reconstruction of Syria. But this rebuilding works towards a social-cleansing agenda, say Syrian architects and urban planners Hani Fakhani and Abou Zainedin. They spoke with Alessio Perrone.

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NI 522 - China in charge - November, 2019
Photos, clockwise from top right: Soldiers of the Syrian Democratic Forces opposed to the Assad regime bury a comrade killed in the battle for Raqqa in September 2017; citizens of the capital, Damascus, buying food at the start of Ramadan in May 2018; and a portrait of seven-year-old Lubna, who was born in Syria but is part of the enforced exodus and now lives in a refugee camp in neighbouring Jordan.Photos: Ivor Prickett / Panos; Ammar Safarjalani / Xinhua/ Alamy; Chris De Bode / Save the Children / Panos

Country Profile: Syria

Though the conflict in Syria is often described as a civil war, most of the forces at play are exogenous. Zoe Holman writes.

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019
Borderlines

Borderlines

A look at a study that shows how photos of migrants can influence the political behaviour of those who view them.

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019
Photo: Thomson Reuters Foundation

‘I stopped demanding a reaction a long time ago’

Syrian reporter Zaina Erhaim on training citizen reporters and the importance of documenting the Assad regime’s atrocities. Interview by Anton Mukhamedov.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Pigeons outside Damascus’ Umayyad Mosque take flight at the sound of nearby bombing in besieged suburbs Jobar and Eastern Ghouta.Photo: Sally Hayden

What remains

As president Bashar al-Assad’s regime tightens its grip on war-torn Syria, Sally Hayden reports from three government strongholds on life for ordinary citizens, who are seeking normality, even if rubble and memories are all they have left.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
These three Yemeni girls are among the 3.1 million people displaced by the war. They stand by the shredded remains of their tents in Abs settlement, which is regularly damaged by passing sandstorms.Photo: Giles Clarke, UN OCHA / Getty Images

Who cares?

Hazel Healy investigates the challenges facing 21st century humanitarian action.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Daniel Mburu Muhuni (left) and Sven Kacirek (right) against a backdrop of how global trade policies affect African farmers.

Mixed Media: Music

Economic Partnership Agreement by Sven Kacirek and Daniel Mburu Muhuni; Syrian Dreams by Maya Youssef.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Photo: Matt Allen

Making Waves: Catherine Shovlin

Thanks to the efforts of Catherine Shovlin, a Syrian refugee camp is building a community spirit. Florence Derrick meets her.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
Photo: Front Line Defenders

Everybody's target

He is repeatedly attacked by both sides in the Syrian conflict, but Abdullah Al Khateeb sees no reason to quit. By Erin Kilbride.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
Syrian refugees at a clinic in Jordan.Photo by DFID

The role of climate change in the Syria crisis: how the media got it wrong

Alex Randall argues that the conclusions drawn were the wrong ones.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
A general view shows a damaged street with sandbags used as barriers in Aleppo's Saif al-Dawla district, Syria March 6, 2015.Photo: Reuters/Hosam Katan/File Photo

Pt 1/3: A British-Syrian’s experience of a refugee's journey

The reality of civil war and migration rips identity apart while exposing new hope in humanity, writes Danny Ryan Youssef.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Photo: Jerry Wingard under a CC Licence

Reasons to be cheerful

Stories to give us cheer this month.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Nesrîn Abdullah, left, with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Amina Osse.Photo: Rahila Gupta

Military fatigues and floral scarves

Rahila Gupta meets women fighters in Rojava who are leading the charge towards a radical democracy.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Layan, walks along a road in the Bekka Valley, eastern Lebanon. Layan has been supported by Kafa, a Lebanese organization that supports women who have experienced, or are at risk of, exploitation and gender-based violence.Photo: Christian Aid / Tabitha Ross

Five years of Syrian crisis hits women hard

Tabitha Ross describes how the conflict is affecting women exposed to gender-based violence, and the vital work of one Lebanese organization seeking to combat it.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Photo: Enab Baladi

Making waves: Kholoud Waleed

Dario Sabaghi talks to Kholoud Waleed about her battle for freedom of speech in Syria.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Mixed messages: refugees have received a varied reception as they journey through Europe. Here, a policeman plays with a girl last September in Denmark, a cut-through for many Syrian and Iraqi refugees heading for Sweden. Photo: Claus Fisker/Reuters

Fight for the heart of Europe

On the frontlines of the refugee crisis in Lesvos, Hazel Healy finds loss, humanity – and answers.

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NI 489 - Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better - January, 2016
Resources and further reading

Resources and further reading

Action, resources and further reading on Syria.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015
Children pose for a picture in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

What do Syrians Want?

The story of how Rafif Jouejati organized a survey in a warzone, and the answers she got.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015

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Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone January, 2020
Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone January, 2020
China in charge November, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
A better media is possible June, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better January, 2016
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
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