Syria: Services and infrastructure remain limited in Ar-Raqqa city as residents return

Following months of intense conflict, Ar-Raqqa city was completely evacuated of civilians in late October 2017. Despite widespread damage, high levels of unexploded ordnance (UXO) contamination and a lack of basic services, residents began returning to their homes in large Read more…

Syria – Ar-Raqqa city offensive: Only up to 8,000 persons are left in the city, facing conflict and lack of food, water and health services

Since June 2017, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have sought to expel the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Ar-Raqqa city. The significant increase in conflict has sparked a mass exodus of civilians Read more…