The following talk was delivered at Euromed Summit of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions 2015 which “aims at promoting greater understanding of the main issues affecting organised civil society in the Euromed region and at discussing the common challenges they face”. This year’s summit aimed at exploring the following topics: The situation in […]
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What will come after this heartwarming solidarity with Syrians and other refugees in Europe? It is up to us, people, and it is a critical question.
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“Syria is Running Out of Seeds”
On the 12th of August 2015, I had an interview with Christopher Holmback from Lokaltidningen, a local newspaper in Malmo to answer the question: What can the residents of Malmo do for Syria? Discussing new forms of mobilization and lobbying to construct Swedish solidarity for Syria. The impressive work of The Syria Campaign was featured and discussed as a form of engagement.
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While you were watching the video above, tens of barrel bombs could have rained the cities and villages of Syria. A tradition of death enjoyed and executed by the air forces of Assad regime since at least 3 years. Barrel bombs generate what feels like an earth quick and sometimes 50 earth quick a day.(Read […]
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Updated: 15th of July This piece appeared originally in English: You Too, Can Lift The Rubble. Translated to Swedish by Lina Myritz Att idag nämna Syrien bland icke-syrier är att framkalla ett flertal obehagliga associationer. Främst bland dessa märks kanske ISIS som överskuggar Assads vidrigheter även om hans offer till antalet är fler. Samtalet kommer […]
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For updates since the beginning of ISIS/Assad assault on Yarmouk early April here. On the 25th of April 2015, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari claimed that Yarmouk’s population doesn’t exceed 1000 person following ISIS assault on the camp. While it is impossible for any authority/organization to verify the actual number of residents […]
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This blog post will be updated regularly. With newest entries on top. It will feature the public status updates provided by activists in Yarmouk, for the purpose of dismissing information from the ground in order to inform the public opinion about ISIS attempts to invade Yarmouk supported by Al Nusra Front at one hand, and […]
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TEDx first event in Syria is scheduled to take place this month on the 29th of January 2015 in Damascus. The event; TEDx YPU, is sponsored by Yarmouk Private University, established in 2005, 45 Km south of Damascus in the road to Dera’a, where the Syrian popular uprising out broke in March 2011. Last year, […]
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Dear Salma, Last week, it snowed heavily in Malmo. Temperature dropped to -8, and it was enjoyable to watch the snow fall, with an open landscape, without rows of cement buildings blocking the way, just like Yarmouk. How despicable was that place for one’s eyes!!!Although it is cold outside, but houses are warm, everything is isolated […]
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We are 60 diverse young people from all continents of the world who met in Rustler’s Valley, South Africa from November 16 to 19, 2014 to discuss the state of civil society around the world and consider our role as young people within it. We do not claim to speak for all youth, or for […]
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