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Event Recap Oct 30, 2023
Addressing the captagon crisis in MENA: Strategies & Challenges
By Diane Mohamed and Rachel Friedman
The Syria Program hosted a panel discussion taking stock of current captagon landscape in Syria and captagon’s place within the global illicit supply chain.
MENASource Jun 20, 2023
‘Any nationality just not Syrian’: Refugee deportations surge in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey
By Arwa Damon
While Syria’s neighboring countries have long been struggling to host their Syrian refugee populations, with many, like Lebanon, being in a complete crisis of their own, the sheer lack of care provided to refugees is inhumane.
MENASource Jun 12, 2023
I work in Syrian civil society. There were gaps in our performance after the February 6 earthquake.
By Kenda Hawasli
It is clear that humanitarian response planning in Syria requires a full review process that reconsiders existing approaches and involves local partners while listening to their experiences.
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