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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29 Jan 2014
Residents discuss merits of Islamic state versus a secular system for a future Syria.
24 Jan 2014
Hard-line group forces women, and men too, to comply with rules of dress and behaviour.
20 Jan 2014
Short animated film from CyberArabs.
14 Jan 2014
Short animated film from CyberArabs.
Snow covers al-Qaboun neighbourhood of Damascus. (Photo: Young Lens Dimashqi)
10 Jan 2014
Fuel shortages add to hardship caused by conflict and freezing temperatures.
6 Jan 2014
Tougher Egyptian visa rules make it even harder to leave Syria.
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