• 21 Dec 2017

    It’s a year since rebels lost the city of Aleppo to Syrian and Russian forces – a turning point in the war, and a decisive win for President Assad. This programme reported extensively from inside the besieged city with reports by filmmaker Waad Al-Khateab – but it was the fate of one man – who…

  • 2 Jan 2017

    Photographer Issa Touma watched and filmed from a window as young, armed men dragged sandbags to block the end of the narrow road alongside his Aleppo apartment. It was August 2012 and the beginning of the uprising that turned into a bloody civil war. Now his footage, compiled under the title “9 Days from my…

  • 22 Dec 2016

    After five years of brutal conflict the Syrian Army declares Aleppo is back under their control. The last rebel fighters have left the city but the war is far from over.

  • 21 Dec 2016

    To Syria, where, in the last few hours, buses have resumed the evacuation of civilians, doctors and rebels from East Aleppo after they’d endured a punishing 24 hour wait in freezing conditions.

  • 20 Dec 2016

    Perhaps the simpler explanation is the more likely one: children really are being orphaned in Syria, or left wounded and distressed, and those children are now being wrongly accused of involvement in an elaborate conspiracy.

  • 19 Dec 2016

    Interview with the UN’s envoy in charge of humanitarian relief to Syria, Jan Egeland.

  • 19 Dec 2016

    Thousands more civilians managed to leave rebel-held Aleppo today for relative safety, including a group of children who’d been trapped inside an orphanage.

  • 19 Dec 2016

    It was as shocking as it was sudden: the Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead right in the centre of Ankara by a gunman who shouted “Allahu Akhbar” and “Do not forget Aleppo” as he opened fire.

  • 16 Dec 2016

    Whilst the world has watched appalled as ceasefire and evacuation deals have been made and broken in Aleppo, it has been hard to imagine what it was really like to be trapped and injured in a tiny piece of a broken city, bombed from the air and surrounded by rebels and militias on the ground.

  • 16 Dec 2016

    Channel 4 News filmmaker Wa’ad al Kateab, her doctor husband and 11-month-old baby girl are among up to 50,000 people still trapped inside the ever-shrinking enclave of rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

  • 15 Dec 2016

    They are exhausted, they are disillusioned, they are in very bad shape – but they have finally escaped rebel-held Aleppo, the Red Cross says – after a convoy of buses and ambulances carried some thousand civilians out of the besieged enclave. More vehicles are on the way – the priority, taking the wounded, the sick,…

  • 15 Dec 2016

    Interview with Stephen O’Brien in New York, the head of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief at the United Nations.

  • 15 Dec 2016

    From Rwanda to Aleppo: a history of inaction

    Every few hours I check my Whatsapp feed from the doctors in East Aleppo. They post videos of injured children and a combination of eyewitness news and desperate messages.

  • 14 Dec 2016

    With the breakdown of the ceasefire, thousands of civilians are still trapped in the nightmare that is rebel-held Aleppo: an ever shrinking enclave, where the shelling has barely paused, where witnesses say bodies still lie in the streets.

  • 13 Dec 2016

    Interview with Zuhir Al Shamali, a citizen journalist in the last rebel-held enclave in Aleppo.