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Reported displacement from Aleppo governorate, REACH

Aleppo Weekly, February 15-21

by The Aleppo Project on February 25, 2016

Since January 31st, intensified conflict displaced at least 70,000 people from rural villages in northern Aleppo province and eastern Aleppo city. According to REACH, 50 to 70% of the remaining population of Aleppo city could potentially leave if conditions continue to deteriorate.

The State of the Conflict

Photo: Halab TV Today, Bombed School in Ourem al-Kubra

Photo: Halab TV Today, Bombed School in Ourem al-Kubra

Russian and government bombing intensified, especially in northern Aleppo countryside, as well as the western countryside, eastern districts of Aleppo and ISIS-held al-Bab town. These attacks killed over 100 and destroyed infrastructure, including schools and hospitals. Opposition groups launched several rockets into government-held Aleppo, killing dozens.

Alla al-Din Qassim, Aleppo Media Center

Alla al-Din Qassim, Aleppo Media Center

Kurdish forces advanced into opposition held-areas in Tal Rifaat while attempting to take A’zaz and Turkey shelled Kurdish positions, displacing thousands.

Photo: AlJazeera, EPA

Photo: AlJazeera, EPA

Strikes on hospitals and schools killed up to 50 in Aleppo and Idlib provinces and a Russian missile severely damaged a maternity hospital in A’zaz. The ICRC called for the immediate halt of attacks on health care facilities and personnel.

Halab News Network reported about Hreitan town, just outside Aleppo city. Residents say the bombing has pushed most residents out and schools are closed.

Photo: Halab News Network

Photo: Halab News Network

Turkish authorities report they have started erecting 1000 pre-fabricated houses for refugees in Oncupinar camp.

Life in Aleppo

Russian bombing destroyed historical houses behind Shaibani Church, al-Jalloum district, Old Aleppo.

Halab News Network

Halab News Network

The White Helmets teach basic first aid and avoiding unexploded ordnance in western Aleppo countryside.

The Religious Affairs Directorate in the northern countryside suspended Friday prayers in mosques because of bombings.

Women for Now Development

Women Now for Development

At the Women Now For Development Center #‎Saraqib, women are learning to stitch wounds

Women Now for Development

Women Now for Development

solve equations,

Women Now for Development

Women Now for Development

and master advanced English.

Identity of a Nation

Identity of a Nation

Identity of a Nation organized a panel exploring “The challenges faced by women in liberated Aleppo.”

CNN

CNN

Aleppo’s underground hospitals. Interview with Syrian American Medical Society Doctor Iyad Azrak.

Halab News Network

Halab News Network

Local government collecting garbage in al-Marjeh district, opposition-held eastern Aleppo.

RECONSTRUCTION

Al Souria

In 2015, the Syrian textile industry lost USD$100M. The Government’s Director of Textile Industries Nidal Abdulfattah told al-Souria that only 12 of Syria’s 25 textile factories are operating and electricity outages and the lack of raw materials and workers caused most losses.

Photo: NewZulu

Photo: NewZulu

Thousands ‘Run for Syria‘ in Madrid

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We posted our English language data snapshot, “Do you think you will return to Aleppo?” in Arabic.

The Aleppo ProjectAleppo Weekly, February 15-21