Ryad Alsous had to leave his 500 beehives behind when he fled Syria over fears for his safety as civil war descended under the hand of President Assad. Now, relocated in Huddersfield, Ryad has been able to gain a new lease of life with a beehive gifted to him and is now giving to refugees a token of hope by teaching them to have their own beehives, building the colonies of Britain’s black bees.
Western strikes have damaged the chances of achieving a political resolution in the seven-year Syria conflict, Putin and Iranian counterpart agree, accoring to the Kremlin.
Seven years, to the day, since the Syrian civil war began, Damascus is barely recognisable
'We fled our home under heavy shelling carrying nothing but the clothes on our backs'.
In besieged East Ghouta, parents battling for their hungry child’s survival have no foodbank queue to join. Trapped by the
After periods of heavy fighting, the district of Al Qaboun had in recent years lived in relative peace under a truce between
In just one recent four-week period (mid-September to mid-October) something like 120 children were killed by the barrel bombing and air strikes in east Aleppo. That's an average of four or five children killed every day. It's an absolute tragedy and nothing can justify it. The wider situation for children in Syria is beyond bleak.
Wailing moans of loss will continue to reverberate in the Syrian air as long as the elephants involved continue to promote their egos. It is unclear how to stop these, but one thing must be made clear; if concrete steps are not taken, eventually we will pay the price. Finally, the time has come to lend whatever assistance we can to alleviate the suffering of Syrians. Remember, they are humans, just like us.
"How can we stop Bashar al-Assad's air strikes on a Damascus suburb?" he inquired. "I know" said one. "We'll booby trap the
Children in Damascus are able to play safely from the shelling in the streets above thanks to an underground playground constructed