Now that another Christmas has passed, looking back at how Syrians lived through it returns a bleak image. One of Syrians caught up between the military conflict, the open prisons and the refugee camps. This image is, as every other aspect of the Syrian tragedy, depicted by Syrians through very graphic and intense forms of art.
For many Syrian dissidents who have left the country out of necessity or desperation, it is quite inconceivable that there remain many anti-regime activists living in Damascus. Some of them have given up political, revolutionary and civil activity, while others are still trying to play a role. There are those who have opted to work publicly within organizations that are not banned or persecuted, and those who are still working in secret despite the grave risks that entails. Here they explain their reasons for staying in the capital.
Ramia did not rejoice when universities were inaugurated, because she would not put effort into obtaining a degree only to have this effort gone down the drain, with no official recognition of any of the degrees offered by public universities in Idlib.
National and international NGOs – and national and international community – have totally failed in finding the solution for former Yugoslavia. One of the reasons is that after the war the international community made the devil’s pact with well-known war criminals.