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  • Roia attends RightsCon 2018 in Toronto

    The month of May ushered in exciting times for Roia, as the organization was invited to present at RightsCon 2018, presented by Access Now. Steven Dixon, our Communications and Development Manager, attended the 3-day event with Communications Officer Jessica Barrett – two of over 2,500 participants from the international community who came together to discuss […]

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  • Regime offensive causes closure of ICT Academy, EMS in Eastern Ghouta

    23 APRIL 2018, EASTERN GHOUTA — The capture of Eastern Ghouta by the Syrian regime has forced Roia to close the Maharat ICT Academy and cease its operation of the Emergency Medical System (EMS). What were the ICT Academy and EMS? The Maharat ICT Academy was opened in 2016 and had been training young Syrian […]

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  • Emergency Medical System in Action During Regime Offensive

    10 MARCH 2019, EASTERN GHOUTA — Roia’s Emergency Medical System (EMS) is being called into action around the clock in response to the ongoing offensive by forces loyal to the regime. The offensive, which was launched in February, has been characterised by the heavy bombing of civilians. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have recorded 4,829 wounded […]

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  • Keeping communications alive, keeping people alive

    Communications under surveillance The conflict raging in in Syria is characterized for its extreme brutality. For over six years now, the most terrible weapons of war have torn the country apart, with innocent civilians being the primary victims. The war, however, is not only waged on the country’s ground and in its skies. Since 2011, […]

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