Tom Rollins


Syrians salvage medical equipment from a hospital following an airstrike in rebel-controlled Eastern Ghouta, Syria, May 1, 2017.  (photo by AMER ALMOHIBANY/AFP/Getty Images)

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Rebel infighting puts more strain on hospitals in Syria's Ghouta

Friday, Jun. 16, 2017 | Tom Rollins, Contributor

In Eastern Ghouta, rebel infighting that erupted after the government forces lost control of the area has taken its toll on hospitals and medical facilities.

Future uncertain as jihadis begin to leave Damascus' Yarmouk camp

Tuesday, May. 30, 2017 | Tom Rollins, Contributor

Fighters from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a former al-Qaeda affiliate, are leaving Syria’s largest Palestinian refugee camp as per a deal with the regime, although the residents do not seem so enthusiastic.

Syria's reconstruction plans take shape

Monday, May. 22, 2017 | Tom Rollins, Contributor

Though an end to Syria’s conflict is not in sight, plans for reconstruction projects by the Syrian regime and international aid organizations are underway.

Satire under siege in south Damascus

Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017 | Tom Rollins, Contributor

With the threat of having to evacuate their homes hanging over their heads, activists and artists still manage to produce the satirical web series "Southern Sketch" in south Damascus.

As Lebanon tries to build walls, Palestinian initiatives traverse them

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 | Tom Rollins, Contributor

As the Lebanese army and Palestinian officials in the country are debating the issue of the now halted construction of a wall around the Ain al-Hilweh camp, other Palestinians are launching civil initiatives to raise awareness about the refugees’ future.

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Tom Rollins is a freelance journalist based in Cairo and Alexandria writing about refugee rights, migration and the Mediterranean. On Twitter: @TomWRollins

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