More than 100,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict. Almost two million have been forced to flee the country, most now living in refugee camps in neighbouring states. At least four million more have had to leave their homes because of the fighting and have become refugees in their own country.

Despite all this, remarkable numbers of journalists, civil society activists and human rights defenders in Syria continue working despite the perils they face.

As the conflict in Syria deepens, IWPR is extending its long-running programme to strengthen independent local voices and contribute to accountability and human rights in this extremely dangerous environment. 

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17 Apr 2014
Ordinary people say their lives are at risk due to disputes between rival rebel groups.
28 Mar 2014
Issues include human rights, accountability, reconciliation and refugees.
26 Mar 2014
Rebel factions say they support court but want their own men on it.
19 Feb 2014
Heavy air raids force thousands to flee city to seek refuge across the border.
19 Feb 2014
Eyewitness account of life under constant aerial attack.
4 Feb 2014
Many face hostility from locals due to competition over jobs and other resources.
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