Aleppo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and was the largest city in Syria before the Syrian civil war broke out. However, during the conflict it suffered massive destruction.
The city of Aleppo became almost synonymous with the horrors of the civil war in Syria. It was the worst-hit city in the conflict, suffering almost complete devastation and a huge exodus of residents. After a four-year long stalemate, Syrian government forces recaptured the entire city in December 2016. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on Aleppo.
International donors have pledged aid to Syria as the conflict there enters its ninth year. Marianne Gasser, former head of the Red Cross delegation in Syria, knows how vital immediate help is from personal experience.
Tens of thousands of children are believed to have lost limbs in air raids in Syria. They are victims of a war they cannot begin to understand — children like Majida of eastern Aleppo. Julia Hahn reports from Gaziantep.
Mohamad Kayali came to Germany in 2015 after fleeing his home city of Aleppo. It's taken a long time, but little by little he's managed to create a new home for himself and his family. Gabriel Borrud went to meet Mohamad at his new apartment in Cologne, near the banks of the Rhine.