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PODCAST: Syrians fight displacement and poverty after a decade of war

The New Arab Voice is our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the MENA region.

Date of publication: 22 March, 2021

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The New Arab Voice is our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

The price of freedom: Syrians fight displacement and poverty after a decade of war

10 years ago this month, protesters took to the streetss broke out across Syria the country demanding an end to the rule of Bashar Al-Assad. Inspired by similar protests in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and across the region, Syrians sought a democratic and just society, free from oppression of the secret police and the rule of Assad family, who had controlled the country since the seventies.  Over the next ten years, Syria was torn apart, with no part of the country or its society left untouched.

In this episode of The New Arab Voice podcast, we're going to explore two aspects of the conflict and what they might mean for the future of the country. 

First, we will look at Syria’s economy and ask economists and policy experts what sectors have been affected, what it means for the people and also, how US sanctions could be doing more harm than good.

Then, stay tuned to hear the circumstances plaguing Internally displaced persons living in overcrowded and dangerous refuge camps. We’ll speak to Syria experts Noha Alkamcha and Diana Reyes, on how women IDPs face particular health, economic and psychological risks.

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(Produced by Gaia Caramazza and Hugo Goodridge. Music by Omar al-Fil, @elepheel. To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at @TheNewArabVoice or email Gaia.Caramazza@alaraby.co.uk)

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