This week, the Syrian government and their allied armed forced took full control of Aleppo, a major turning point in the conflict. This came after tens of thousands of people were evacuated from East Aleppo.
In the last few days, the Syrian government and their armed allies have retaken the last remaining neighborhoods of East Aleppo, which had been held by opposition forces for four years. The UN estimates that up to 100,000 civilians remain trapped in East Aleppo—with clean water, food, safe shelter, and health care virtually nonexistent.
These four families from war-torn Syria are striving to make new lives for themselves in the Chicago area.
As conflict in Aleppo heightens, thousands of people are left with little food, water, or healthcare
More than a quarter of a million people face the freezing Syrian winter with limited food and clean water, as renewed Syrian and Russian airstrikes stretch medical resources beyond the breaking point.
When gunfire shattered his leg, Ahmed Abizaid saw what was left of the life he loved vanish in an instant.
Oil wells set on fire by ISIS leave thousands of Iraqi families suffering beneath skies of black smoke
This ‘smoke-filled hell’ is just one of the challenges people are enduring in the wake of two years of ISIS control. They also face shortages of clean water, food, medicine, and fuel.