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The suffering of Syrians and US sanctions

For Syrians, hope lies in the fact that – given time and effort – people outside their country will learn of the deleterious effect of sanctions, will question the justifications given for imposing them, and will see them as breaching human rights.

Returning to Syria in 2019, I visited a private girls high school in Damascus, close to where I used to work.

Open to students from all faith backgrounds, Dar Al Salam School had once been a church and a home for nuns.

In the years that I lived in Syria (2003 to 2005), I’d often see students returning home after school.

They looked smart in their pink and blue uniforms; many of them wore a white hijab, others wore their…

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