Homs

Even a life in exile has not stopped him from pursuing his dream.
Odai Al Jburri, a Syrian refugee, dreams of turning his passion for football into a professional career.  In 2011, his family
Both families fled atrocities in Syria.
There has only been one moment when eight-year-old Mohamad talked about returning to Syria. It was when snow fell in his
The story of the evacuation and transfer of Syrians from Al Waer sums up so much of what is going on in Syria in 2017 - a mix of siege, bombings, forcible transfer and foreign occupation.
In just seven years, the Syrian city of Homs has changed from a "wonderful place", with leafy parks and gardens, to a mass
At least 230 civilians, including 45 women and 19 children, were abducted by Islamic State fighters following the capture
The Syrian conflict has so far already forced more than five million children to live through terrible experiences. Building on local capacities, UNICEF and its partners are providing crucial psychosocial support for children to help them overcome such traumatic experiences.
UNICEF is providing humanitarian assistance to millions of conflict-affected children and families in Syria, including through support for safe drinking water and to the on-going polio campaign. It is essential that life-saving assistance reaches all those affected by the conflict, particularly children and women, no matter where they are in the country.
Most fighters here are Syrians, as well as some North Africans and a smattering of Westerners. As I walk in with the doctor I exchange a glance with a Western fighter who clearly wants to remain anonymous. "Pakistani?" I ask. His Syrian friend responds on his behalf with a knowing smile: "Homsi."