Khalil Ashawi

'Starvation on the way': Border crossing decision weighs on northwest Syria

Jun 17 2021

IDLIB, Syria Hussein Mahmoud, a displaced farmer from Syria's Hama province who now lives in a camp in northern Idlib, divides the basic items in a food basket he receives monthly amongst his wife and 13 children.

'It's all a lie': hesitancy hampers vaccine drive in war-scarred Syrian area

May 11 2021

IDLIB, Syria In northwest Syria, where healthcare is rudimentary and those displaced by war are packed into squalid camps, the arrival of vaccines to fight COVID-19 should have been cause for relief.

The feeding of the one thousand: Idlib sanctuary offers cats a refuge from war

Mar 31 2021

IDLIB, Syria When Syria's war forced Alaa al-Jaleel to close his cat sanctuary in Aleppo in 2015 and head north to the rebel stronghold of Idlib, he took around 100 animals with him and reopened it there. | Video

Syrian farmer lost wife and sons to war; grandchildren are his solace

Mar 14 2021

IDLIB, Syria Abdel Razzak al-Khatoun was a well-to-do farmer in Syria's rural Hama province. Ten years after the civil war began, he is penniless, homeless and living in a tent in northern Idlib. | Video

'They killed us twice': finding loved ones at last among Syria's tortured dead

Aug 07 2020

AMMAN/IDLIB/BERLIN Some families say it is better to know and mourn. Others say finally learning what happened is worse than dying themselves.

For Syrian family with 16 children, life at Turkish border only gets harder

Jun 16 2020

IDLIB, Syria Providing for 16 children including four sets of twins is only getting harder for Ahmad Yassin al-Ali and his wife Fawza Umri, Syrians who were forced to flee their home nearly a decade ago and are now crammed into a tent at the Turkish border.

Coronavirus quarantine in Syria's northwest looks to shield most vulnerable

May 01 2020

JISR AL-SHUGHOUR, Syria At a quarantine centre in war-torn northern Syria, doctors near the Turkish frontier are providing a first line of defence to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading to one of the world's most vulnerable populations.

In Syria rebel stronghold, building makeshift ventilators to fight virus

Apr 23 2020

IDLIB, Syria A team of volunteers in Syria have cobbled together prototypes of a ventilator and a testing machine - homemade equipment to fight the new coronavirus if it hits the last rebel stronghold, where hospitals lie in ruins after nine years of war.

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