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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Syrians of Montreal took to the streets on March 27 to show solidarity with anti-regime protesters in Syria. (Photo: Freeedomania/Flickr)
29 Mar 2011
Activist provides firsthand account of regime’s crackdown on mass protests in Syrian city.
The Facebook page created by supporters of Syrian blogger Tal al-Mallohi to demand her release.
13 Apr 2010
Victims include 19-year-old as regime resists free debate. By an IWPR-trained reporter
10 Apr 2010
US and European engagement with Syria hasn’t discouraged Syrian officials from continuing crack down on peaceful dissidents. By a human rights lawyer
30 Mar 2010
Officials fail to impose mandatory education as parent put girls to work or marry them off. By an IWPR-trained reporter
30 Mar 2010
How a report of shootings cast a shadow over Kurdish New Year celebrations.
20 Mar 2010
Government, having cracked down on Islamists in the past, is worried about fanaticism. By an IWPR-trained reporter
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