18 Mar 16 | Institute for War and Peace Reporting

A Dream of Going Home

A Syrian woman finds her home city of Idlib horribly changed.
It was the summer of 2015, and the Turkish government had just announced that it would open its borders with Syria during the Eid holiday period. I could barely contain my excitement at the news.

Syria: Reopening Idlib's Schools

A new initiative is giving many young people the chance to finish their education.
Fuad al-Yusef wakes up filled with excitement each morning at the prospect of going to school. A new initiative has given him the chance to continue his education.

Syria: Farmers Harness the Power of the Sun

Solar energy is proving to be a blessing in Idlib’s western countryside.
Before the revolution, Ahmad al-Sulayman grew apple trees on a five-acre piece of land in Idlib’s countryside. Watered by an artesian well, his orchard flourished.

Bitter Winter Bites for Displaced Syrians

Families have been suffering through rain and snow with minimal heating supplies.
Freezing winter conditions have made the last few months particularly difficult for displaced Syrians living in camps in Idlib’s countryside.

Afghan Debates Hold Media to Account

Speakers say that public trust can only be won through a higher degree of professionalism.
The growth of a flourishing media sector in Afghanistan has been hailed as one of the country’s most notable achievements since the fall of the Taleban in 2001.