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.
Three female entrepreneurs from the Middle East are defying political and economic crises in their countries to kick-start businesses with the limited funds they have available to them. They hope to inspire women around the region to pursue their creative talents to find employment.
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.