Kisweh in the Damascus Countryside: Street Awnings

Kisweh in the Damascus Countryside: Street Awnings
Investigations | 20 Jul 2015

The town of Kisweh in the Damascus countryside is wtinessing shy, low-key celebrations welcoming the holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Traders' optimistic phrases fill the marketplace and their hearts and shopdoors are adorned with prayers; while residents hung large awnings to cover the entire street, in an attempt to help shield the fasters from the baking hot sun.

Despite the bad conditions for civilians in the region; they still welcomed their favorite month with optimism and wishes for salvation from the war, and the advent of the true "feast" soon. They all face the scourge of high prices either by using their small savings to buy their needs; or by patiently waiting for long hours under the sun to receive their share of relief assistance from the Red Crescent or other charities.

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