Program Updates | Syria

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Last updated: February 22, 2022

February 18, 2022

After years of watching conflict and destruction steal hope from their neighbors, a group of dedicated young Syrians established a local community-based organization (CBO) operating in the city of Tabqa, in Raqqa governorate. The organization is dedicated to building upon the available human capital of the city by improving youth access to high demand skills that will enable them to access employment opportunities, contribute to rebuilding the city, and revive the economy.

February 18, 2022

Ahmed*, 19, has spent much of his life carrying the heavy burden of growing up amidst conflict. He lives with his family in Al-Hasakah, where it has been difficult for them to meet their daily needs with the modest income of his father’s work – which was lost recently after his father suffered a heart attack and had to stop working.     

February 18, 2022

Rasha, 40, is a mother of six living with her children and husband in Al-Qamishli, northeast Syria.  The economic situation there has been difficult for many years due to the conflict, but recently became more challenging for Rasha and her family after her husband lost his teaching job.

January 10, 2022

In 2018, when violence forced Noura’s family to flee their home in the Syrian city of Afrin, they sought safety in the northeast region of the country. The family now lives outside of Hasakah City in a small, informal camp for displaced people. 

December 7, 2021

Ahmed Silwan* knows a lot about pomegranates. His home on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Syria is surrounded by an orchard and his life and livelihood have long centered on the fruit. Ahmed can explain the intricacies of growing pomegranates, the best soil, the many ways it can be used, and the fruit’s impact on generations of families in the Deir-ez Zour region.