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Good morning, this is Nicolas. Today, we’re following displaced Syrians’ difficult return home, as the country struggles to recover from years of conflict.

We also learn from Ukrainian children on what it’s like to live in a conflict zone, while keeping an eye on the UN’s upcoming polio vaccination campaign in Afghanistan.

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Nicolas Camut


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Syrians shop at a small store in Damascus, Syria, on 16 December 2020. Former residents have been slowly settling back in the area, recaptured by the Syrian army in 2017. (Credits: Keystone/EPA/YOUSSEF BADAWI)

Syria’s new humanitarian crisis. Refugees who choose to come home after years in displacement abroad or inside the country have many issues to deal with, from skyrocketing prices to the impact of the pandemic. In a two-days visit to the Homs Governorate, which saw some of the most intense fighting during the civil war, UNHCR Commissioner Filippo Grandi called upon the international community to contribute to solve a “humanitarian imperative.”


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