Part 4 | No way out: 10 years of war in Syria

Amani Al Ali is a cartoonist who stayed on in Idlib city, even after it emptied out, in order to take care of her mother. "The war affected me psychologically," she says. "But it also gave me the motivation to keep drawing."

Imad Youssef, a former construction worker, is unemployed and worries about the future in Idlib for his family and for other displaced people—especially those living in the camps and informal settlements. “They have paid heavily with their lives and livelihoods,” he says. 

Abu Alaa, a citizen journalist, asks how people in western countries would feel if they were forced from their homes and homelands. Ten years later, he still carries the key to the house he left behind.