6 Feb 2024

‘No rebuilding’ in Syria one year on after quake


Over the border in Syria, the earthquake killed some six thousand people and left many more homeless.

One year on, many of the damaged buildings remain untouched.

The people who used to live in them are still sheltering in tents, and conditions have only got worse, as winter draws on.

Fouad Sayed Issa founded the Syrian refugee-led humanitarian group Violet.

He lost his son Qutaiba in the quake, and he has just returned from Syria and Turkey.

We asked him about the damage he saw there – one year on.