Letter from Syria

An aid worker reflects on the humanitarian crisis
by Anonymous
July 2021, no. 433

Letter from Syria

An aid worker reflects on the humanitarian crisis
by Anonymous
July 2021, no. 433
Photograph of Aleppo, Syria, in 2010 (Jens Benninghofen/Alamy)
Photograph of Aleppo, Syria, in 2010 (Jens Benninghofen/Alamy)

In the conference room the conversation is, like the clothes, ‘business casual’. For my benefit, everyone has switched from Arabic to English. Despite the linguistic shift, my new colleagues converse as fluently as before. I have arrived in Eastern Turkey with an aid organisation to support the humanitarian response in north-west Syria.

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