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Civil society in Syria: A hostage of fear, bureaucracy and politics
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Author: Ammar Hamou
Media: Syria Direct
Date of Publication: July 4, 2019
Title:Civil society in Syria: A hostage of fear, bureaucracy and politics
Short summary: The article looks in-depth into the numerous problems humanitarian and aid agencies and groups face when operating in Syria. It points out that1,109 humanitarian aid workers had been killed by the various sides in Syria since the conflict’s outbreak in March 2011. In addition, 3,984 aid workers are still missing, 3,847 of whom were forcibly disappeared or arrested by the Syrian government, according to a report quoted in the article. However, despite the danger for aid workers in government-controlled territory, some continue to provide assistance, citing the critical needs of the population there.