The Aleppo Weekly is a compilation of what CCNR staff found to be the week’s most compelling stories, images, videos, and other resources that provide information about the life in the Syrian city, analyze the conflict that is destroying it, and help residents plan for their future. The weekly follows topics of interest to the Center’s researchers, and has a special focus on those displaced from the city and others whose voices are rarely heard when it comes to peacemaking or reconstruction.
STORIES OF THE WEEK
“Frustration. In [Gaziantep]…weariness is starting to show in a network that has been stretched by donor fatigue, occupational burnout, and the opportunity of starting over far away.” Hiba Dlewati asks, “Why Are Syrian Aid Workers Leaving for Europe?”
Al-Monitor published an interesting think piece on why the Syrian endgame could begin with Aleppo.
Bombing and civilian deaths continued in different parts of the district and city, including in Hretan, Manbej, al-Bab, Qadi Askar, Maghayer, Maadi, and Sukkari. Civilians were killed and injured in attacks on schools, markets, and an early Ottoman era mosque.
Heritage for Peace released a new newsletter documenting damage to Syria’s cultural heritage.
The Arab Reform Initiative and Olof Palme International Centre is launching courses for young Syrians in Turkey on “architecture and urban planning for sustainable reconstruction,” rule of law and security sector reform, and local governance. Applications due 31 January 2016. English. Arabic.
The Association for Research into Crimes against Art invites applications to its eighth annual postgraduate certificate program in the study of art crime and cultural heritage protection. Applications due 31 January 2016.
For our Arabic readers, there will be an international conference in London early next month to discuss Syrian assistance and reconstruction.
IMAGES OF THE WEEK
When ISIS withdrew from Ghazl and Yen Yaban in northern Aleppo countryside, it left explosives in civilian homes.
A moment of normalcy. “Market in the most dangerous city in the world.”