With the common occurrence of war rape, honor killing incidents have become more common in Syria during the past 6 years. Victims of rape are considered as a stigma to their families and communities and deserve killing. With the chaos and turmoil in the country, it is nearly impossible to get reliable figures and statistics of victims of rape or honor killings.
Since 2011, Syrian economy has lost over $255 billion (triple the GDP in 2010) with an estimation of 85.2% as general poverty rate, while 35% of the population is now below food poverty threshold. Read more
A city that had a-5million population before war, is now inhabited by around 1.7 million citizens in total, and the number is in decrease. Reasons of migration are no secret to any one, from heavy fighting and to siege, and lack of life essentials.
My friends from all around the world repeatedly tell me how ashamed they feel with what their governments are doing in Syria, many express their anger over the fact that their taxes pay for the war that has been destroying Syria since 2011, they tell me how helpless and despair they feel not being able to do anything.. Read more
His name is Sami, but he prefers to be called Sam. He’s 12, his dream is to be a model and fashion star, he loves clothes and fabrics very much, and he wants his friends to understand that “even men can be models!!” Remember Sam very well, because I will return to him later.