One moment of joy might have been exactly what many Syrians needed after 7 years of pain, but who thought that this moment would come on the 93rd minute of a football game? Read more
Mazeb Shaheen (Abu Wisam) is a Syrian Investor who has lost his house and workshops to move from being an investor and employer into a worker inside a car at a neighbourhood in Damascus. Read more
Price of wars is always paid by the poor and the powerless, and worst of all by children. Destruction of infrastructure, decline of economy, and sanctions are only few of the huge challenges that people have to deal with in Syria, and those who are racing to provide for the bare essentials of their daily life cannot deal with such huge problems. Read more
Tremendous efforts have been put into the two battels of liberating Palmyra in the first quarter of 2016 and early 2017 to restore energy sources on which the whole country relies, but it seems that all those efforts are soon to be gone with the wind.
War on Syria is not only for political reasons, but it’s a fight over the enormous gas reserve that Syria owns in Mediterranean water and the Syrian Desert around Palmyra and Dier Ezzor.
According to Firil Center for Studies in Berlin, 83% of Syrian reserve of gas and petrol is in the Syrian desert, while only 12% is located in Jazeerah area. As ISIS has taken over great part of Syria’s gas and oil fields, GDP fell 3 times from 60 billion dollars in 2010 to 20 billion dollars in 2016. Electricity generation in 2010 was 44,000 billion kWh and it fell to 18,000 billion in 2016. Read more