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September 9, 2021

Primary school teachers in Syria’s Hasakah governorate have a difficult job. Many of their schools serve a Yazidi community near the Syria-Turkey border where residents have endured marginalization and a decade of conflict. In this environment, schools were challenging places to teach and learn.  

June 22, 2021

Over the last decade, the agriculture sector in northeast Syria has been devastated by the effects of the Syrian revolution, ISIS occupation, and the fight to remove ISIS forces. In Deir-ez-Zour governorate, where agriculture remains the main source of livelihoods, orchards and large areas of farmland have been destroyed.

June 17, 2021

Due to infrastructure damage from the Syrian conflict, farmers in northeast Syria’s Deir ez-Zour governorate relied on diesel generators to pump water from the Euphrates river into the irrigation system. However, with the high cost and low availability of fuel, farmers could not get sufficient water to irrigate their crops. Compared to diesel generators, commercial electricity is a much more efficient, cost-effective, and cleaner source of power for water pumps.

May 27, 2021

Dawud, a farmer in Deir ez-Zour, grew up farming cotton and wheat in the Euphrates River Valley. In 1998, he decided to diversify his family’s business by using some of their land to start an agricultural nursery.

April 26, 2021

For the past two years, Dr. Asfari* would start his shift at a local public hospital by taking stock of the day’s limited supply of medical grade oxygen. As head of the hospital’s neonatal department, Dr. Asfari would spend most shifts anxious that a patient in need would arrive after their last oxygen cylinder was consumed.

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Last updated: February 28, 2022

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