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Introduction Drug abuse[1] increased markedly in the rebel-held Hama and Idlib countryside[2], especially among children and youths between 16 and 30, due to insecurity[3] and spread of unlicensed pharmacies. Numbers of drug users estimated at 200.000 persons in Idlib alone while in Hama countryside 20% of children and youths are addicts, with a single ill-equipped drug treatment center in the area, doctors and eyewitnesses reported.   Armed opposition groups controlling the countryside of Hama and...
Introduction: The kidnapping and killing of civilians in the provinces of Idlib and Hama have been recently on the increase particularly in August and September 2018. Insecurity and the absence of checkpoints on the entrances and exits of the cities and towns have led significantly to the rise of such incidents.     At least 25 kidnapping cases were reported in August and September 2018, mostly for ransom. The recent insecurity in both provinces caused panic among the population and led to a public disapproval. People feel unsafe because the armed opposition groups cannot control the...
Preface Over 600 IDPs, mostly from Hama eastern countryside, reside Ekhwet Sa'dah Camp, fleeing the hell of fight between the Syrian regular forces and armed opposition factions took place in late 2017[1]. They had no option but to displace and live in tents under intolerably difficult conditions with the lack of any health center or even a school, which threatened more 150 children with ignorance and illiteracy. No humanitarian or sponsoring organizations oversee the camp, the Administration of the Displaced Affairs of the Salvation Government[2], however, distributes...