Syrians seek refuge in countryside

Families flee urban areas as violence in 18-month uprising against the Syrian government continues.

    Thousands of Syrians who have fled urban areas have aimed for relative safety in the countryside.

    While the United Nations continues to discuss possible solutions for the internally displaced, the people of al-Riqqa offer them what little they have.

    Season after season has gone by, and still the war rages on. The lucky few find work in the fields in these countryside villages, but still they struggle to feed their families.

    Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.