The Syrian authorities are preparing to rebuild the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus, after it was destroyed during clashes with the Islamic State (IS) in 2018. However, former residents harbour doubts about returning to war-ravaged area.
In the predominately Christian city of Qaraqosh, where almost one third of the previous population returned after the liberation from the Islamic State. Women's House has been founded to assist and support displaced and vulnerable women
Once the de-facto capital of the Palestinian diaspora, the Yarmouk Camp in Damascus is witnessing heavy fighting between the Syrian Arab Army and the ISIS militants who took over much of the camp in 2015.
10,000 civilians are believed to be trapped in the Yarmouk Camp of Damascus after the Syrian Arab Army and allied Palestinian factions launched an offensive against the deeply-entrenched positions of ISIS militants.