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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30 Aug 2013
Former detainee's account of interrogation and torture.
17 May 2013
Statement calls for immediate release of Mazen Darwish, Hussein Gharir and Hani Zaitani.
Syrians chant slogans against President Bashar Assad upon the arrival of the Free Syrian Army in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. April 1, 2012. (Photo: Freedom House/Flickr)
20 Sep 2012
Revolution is a struggle to dislodge the Assad regime, not the internecine conflict it is sometimes portrayed as.
Abdulbaset Sieda, head of the opposition Syrian National Council since June 2012. (Photo: Syrian National Council website)
5 Jul 2012
Disconnect from conflict on the ground saps confidence in overseas political movement.
Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces hard choices about what do to on Syria, (Photo: Agencia Brasil/Wiki Commons)
29 Jun 2012
Alarm at downing of Turkish fighter plane, but no appetite for military intervention.
11 Jun 2012
Opposition divided between advocates of violent and peaceful means of resolving conflict.
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