Category Archives: News Coverage of Syria

Pirate Radio Stations Playing Role in Syrian War

The New York TimesRADIO-master675 has reported on the rise of “pirate” radio stations, which are offering alternative information and coverage of the conflict, in contrast to state-run Syrian media.

Read the article now.

More Than 20,000 Syrians Fled to Turkey in Early 2014

unhcrAccording to the United Nations Refugee Agency, more than 20,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Turkey since the start of the year in the biggest influx since early 2013. In recent days, more than 500 people have been arriving each day at the official crossing points, with some days the influx reaching as many as 1,000 to 2,000 Syrians.

Read more at the UNHCR site.

Doctors Say That Medical Care in Syria is at the Breaking Point

Mideast SyriaAccording to a group of more than 50 medical professionals, writing in the medical journal, The Lancet, Syria’s medical system is at a “breaking point” after years of targeted assaults.

According to the letter:

Systematic assaults on medical professionals, facilities, and patients are breaking Syria’s health care system and making it nearly impossible for civilians to receive essential medical services. The targeted attacks on medical facilities and personnel are deliberate and systematic, not an inevitable nor acceptable consequence of armed conflict. Such attacks are an unconscionable betrayal of the principle of medical neutrality.

Read the letter here, and see an overview article at the Huffington Post.

Witnessing War in Syria Through the Eyes Of Its Children

girlEight year old Farah says her favorite activity is helping her father, a rebel commander, build bombs. Farah was interviewed int heh PBS documentary, Children of Aleppo, and you can see her in this clip from the documentary, where she describes the day her father was nearly killed while making a bomb.

Syrian-American Doctor Saving Lives in Syria

syrian-am-drMeet Dr. Abdalmajid Katranji, a Syrian-American surgeon who is providing medical care to victims of the Syrian conflict.

CBS News in the US has this television news story about Dr. Katranji.

Syria Becoming Worst, Most Costly Humanitarian Crisis in Modern History

children“The United Nations says [Syria] is fast becoming the worst and most expensive humanitarian catastrophe in modern history.”

 

Syria Policy Unraveling, from Politico.

There Are No Words…

We are not sure about the origin or photo credit for this heartbreaking photo, but it’s going around on the Syrian-related sites.

There really are no words…

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