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.
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.
On this week's show, we meet members of the persecuted Rohingya community who fled Myanmar in the 1960s, the marathon team throwing the spotlight on the plight of African asylum seekers in Israel, and a Polish journalist uncovering uncomfortable truths about the wartime Nazi occupation. We'll also visit a restaurant run by Syrian refugees in Oslo, and a South Korean nun turned world famous chef.
Years of conflict has reduced the Syrian city of Aleppo to a shell of what it once was. Before the war, it was the country's largest city and was known as a culinary capital of the Middle East. Now, along with its people and infrastructure, much of that tradition is gone. But, in Norway, a small piece of Aleppo's culinary heritage is living on, thanks to a charity that helps Syrians find work.