According to the U.N., estimated losses from infrastructure destruction in the Donbas region of Ukraine are $440 million since the armed conflict there started. Every day the debt is increasing, and the country is being pulled into economic and humanitarian disaster. It will take years until full recovery is possible. But until the fighting stops, it’s too early to talk about recovery.
In between the headlines on deaths and the fighting between Assad and the rebels, readers forget about the lives of those caught in the Syrian conflict, women’s lives in particular. The Syrian Female Journalist Network aims to bring stories to media attention by training male and female journalists in the region.
“The bodies of our friends have been hung up outside. The football field is drenched in red color, the blood of our friends. They will come, they will come!” the man repeats again and again, his voice shaking with fear, his hands gesturing insistently. And then they come. With loud voices and guns in their hands, they run into the small room.