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Idlib: Surviving under the olive groves of Atmeh

Idlib, Syria- The blue tents of Syria‘s refugees near the tiny border town of Atmeh stretch as far as the eye can see. Considered the largest congregation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syria, Atmeh hosts several clusters of tent cities at only a 20-minute drive from the Bab al-Hawa crossing[…]

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Muslim Hands fills 18 aid containers for Syria

By Tauhierah Salie It was all hands on deck at the iconic Zeenatul Islam Masjid in Muir Street in District Six on Friday afternoon, for the packing of the final relief aid container destined for Syria. Humanitarian organisation Muslim Hands has been spearheading the Big Aid Convoy effort to send[…]

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“New” video of captive SA journalist released

What appears to be a new video has surfaced showing South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed who continues to appear as a hostage of an armed rebel group in Syria. In a statement, Gift of the Givers Foundation, which has been leading the negotiations for his release, said the “new” video[…]

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