In the second quarter of 2017, a large number of health, education and other services facilities were destroyed as a result of the aerial bombardments. The number of facilities severly damaged was 24 ones mostly concentrated in the governorate of Idlib with 14 damed ones. The rest damages facilities were four ones in the countryside […]

We are delighted to introduce the first edition of the “Syrian Echoes newsletter #0”. In this issue, we provide you with an analysis of current conflict dynamics in Syria, discuss the role of the local governance in managing the conflict, and share key recommendations the Syrian civil society has for the ongoing Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future […]

It may sound impossible, but there are good reasons to keep trying to build peace in the midst of a devastating war. While a seemingly endless battle rages in Syria, the piece of the puzzle that is left unseen from afar is at the grassroots level. There, Syrian networks and organizations are doing their best […]

Entering its 7th year, the Syrian conflict shows no signs of coming to an end. International stakeholders are nonetheless increasingly debating recovery and reconstruction efforts, signalling a growing focus on the post-agreement era. The Syrian government’s recapture of Aleppo in early December seemed to have particularly contributed to this trend. Though donors insist that reconstruction […]

29/03/2017 The Intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva are progressing slowly while the conflict dynamics on the ground are changing rapidly. Yet, the disconnect between the top-down international efforts to contain and manage the conflict (entering its seventh year this March) and the local and regional drivers of violence is manifest.  The inability to find realistic […]