Thousands of women across northwest Syria have been plunged into the role of the family breadwinner, many having lost their husbands, and desperate to provide for their families. However, they face myriad difficulties in their quest for work.
As the EU's stance, and those of its allies, hardens towards refugees - whose right to seek refuge is enshrined in law - the exodus continues from Syria, where families are desperate to reunite and live in dignity, whatever the risks.
Fertility problems are on the rise in northwest Syria, as elsewhere in the war-ravaged country, with many trying for a baby later in life due to poverty, insecure living conditions, and the high cost of fertility treatments.
Solar energy usage has increased across northwest Syria, despite the risks, as the destruction of power stations has led to constant power cuts while fuel hikes have left millions unable to afford alternate means of energy.
In recent months a series of femicides in broad daylight in several Arab countries have prompted waves of outrage at a crime all too common in the region. However, in Syria, escalating femicide cases are largely being ignored.
With Syria entering the scorching summer months, wildfires are on the rise. In northwest Syria, drought, regime bombing and the makeshift stoves used in IDP camps are exacerbating the deadly phenomenon.
States of Journalism series: Female journalists in Idlib remain steadfast in face of myriad challenges; from regime bombing to oppressive measures imposed by Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham, to the deeply patriarchal society which rejects women working.
The elderly form the largest group in Idlib's IDP camps. Many hoped they would be cared for by their children in later life, but these aspirations have been shattered with thousands left bereaved, displaced and unsupported due to the war.
Russia's war on Ukraine has caused the price of staples like wheat to skyrocket which is causing untold damage to territories already mired in poverty, such as Idlib and northwest Syria, leaving civilians fighting to survive.
Displaced Syrian civilians who fled bombardment by the Assad regime in the south of opposition-held Idlib province are finding themselves ruthlessly expelled yet again - this time by local landowners backed by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.