Last Refuge or Last Hour? COVID-19 and the Humanitarian Crisis in Idlib

The humanitarian crisis in northern Syria is on the verge of becoming a COVID-19 catastrophe. A decade of conflict has left the healthcare system in ruins—and millions of displaced people in Idlib province were already suffering due to a lack of shelter and sanitation. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic posed to spread to an area

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Do or Die: COVID-19 and Imprisonment in Syria

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a dire risk to the tens of thousands of people imprisoned in Syria’s archipelago of prisons and detention facilities, many in conditions so ghastly that they constitute crimes against humanity. These facilities function as overcrowded torture chambers by design. Thousands have already died in detention due to such circumstances, and those

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Letter & Recommendations to the Committee on Detainees and Kidnapped Persons in Syria “Syrians for Detainees and Abductees” created at the initiative of the Syrian Democratic Council

To: Syrians for Detainees and Abductees Syrian Democratic Council In a press release on 5 April 2020, the Syrian Democratic Council announced the formation of a committee to follow-up on the file of detainees and kidnapped persons in Syria, calling on the parties to the conflict in Syria to abide by international human rights law

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Syria: A statement about SRD arresting activists in Raqqa.

Eight Syrian organizations calling for immediate release for four activists in Raqqa. As a violation of the basic human rights, and as a further step to undermine the basic and public freedoms; the SDF intelligence agency has arrested four civilian activists in Raqqa city in the northeast of Syria. They are: 1.   Jamal Mabrouk “1985”,

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Serious Concern About Health Conditions in Detention Centers

Fears of a COVID-19 Pandemic in Syrian Detention Centers The conditions of incarceration in the detention facilities of the Syrian government pose a great danger to the lives of the detainees, who number approximately 90212. This number has been confirmed by the Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC) but the true figure is likely to

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Final Statement of the Fifth Space for Collaboration

28th February – 1st March 2020 We are a group of Syrian women, from a wide segment of Syrian society. Over the last five years we have challenged ourselves and each other as the basis for building relationships to strengthen solidarity, cooperation and coordination between our organisations and with women across Tracks 1, 2 and

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