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Ansari District. 22 April 2016. Photo: Baha Halabi/AMC

The Aleppo Weekly, April 18-25

by The Aleppo Project on April 26, 2016

World: whatever you are doing, stop and pay attention. Today has been the worst day in Syria for over a year. Attacks are everywhere. The White Helmets. 22 April 2016.

Syrian Voices

Fatima. Aleppian. Photo:UNICEF Jordan.

“I want to be a judge because I believe in justice for all” Fatima.

“We hope that competing in the tournament will take the kids’ minds off the siege conditions and constant bombing,” Abu Farouq. Tournament Organizer.

Thuha. 8 year old Aleppian at a refugee camp in Lebanon. UNHCR/Sam Tarting.

Thuha, an 8 year old Aleppian, Refugee camp in Lebanon. UNHCR/Sam Tarting.

UNHCR Tracks profiles Thuha and her sister Shamsa in The Ragdolls and the Clay Oven.

Children of Syria. Frontline.

Children of Syria. Frontline.

PBS/Frontline broadcast Children of Syria, a documentary following the war through the eyes of four siblings from Aleppo. We regret the film may not be available yet outside the United States. The documentary will also be shown as ‘Children on the Frontline: The Escape’ on UK Channel 4 in May 2016. Filmmaker Marcel Mettelsiefen spoke to CNN’s Christian Amanpour about the film and the family’s amazing story.

The State of the Conflict

Aleppo. 23 April 2016. Photo:Thare Mohammed/AMC

Aleppo. 23 April 2016. Photo:Thare Mohammed/AMC

Western Aleppo. April 2016. Photo:Unknown.

Western Aleppo. April 2016. Photo:Unknown.

Fighting forces 40,000 to flee their homes. Al-Monitor and The Arab Weekly explore prospects for Aleppo and the peace process.

Atareb Training Center. Photo: The White Helmets.

Atareb Training Center. Photo: The White Helmets.

An attack on the Syrian Civil Defence/ The White Helmets Atareb Training Center killed five search and rescue volunteers.

Reconstruction

UNHabitat

UNHabitat

The new GIS Handbook explains how local governments can use mapping software to better understand their communities.

UNHabitat

UNHabitat

UNHabitat’s most downloaded publication – International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning is now available in Arabic.

Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/Files.

Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/Files.

Reuters explores how Countries look to draw expatriate cash with ‘diaspora bonds.’

The Aleppo ProjectThe Aleppo Weekly, April 18-25

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