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As the crisis in Syria continues to escalate with little sign of resolution, we have brought together some of the latest research and analysis on Eldis to give some background to the conflict. Please suggest additional resources via comments or on Twitter @EldisUpdates.
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Death from the skies: deliberate and indiscriminate air strikes on civilians

Death from the skies: deliberate and indiscriminate air strikes on civilians | Syria resources | Scoop.it
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This 80-page report from Human Rights Watch is based on visits to 50 sites of government air strikes in opposition-controlled areas in Aleppo, Idlib, and Latakia governorates, and more than 140 interviews with witnesses and victims.

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Losing the Syrian grassroots: local governance structures urgently need support

Losing the Syrian grassroots: local governance structures urgently need support | Syria resources | Scoop.it
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The Syrian grassroots civilian opposition has been the primary engine of the popular uprising against the regime of Bashar Assad, but the protracted violence, sectarianism, radicalization, lack of coordination among rebel forces and deteriorating social conditions are putting the survival of these LCCs and local opposition councils in serious jeopardy. 

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What lessons should donors consider when responding to the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon?

What lessons should donors consider when responding to the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon? | Syria resources | Scoop.it
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A recent Helpdesk report from GSDRC including three groups of lessons: political, strategic and practial. 

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Oxford Research Group

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The Oxford Research Group is a leading independent think-tank influential for in pioneering the idea of sustainable approaches to security as an alternative to violent global confrontation...

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The Oxford Research Group has a strong Middle East focus and are publishing up to date articles on Syria at their website: http://www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk

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Eldis Updates's comment, September 9, 2013 9:37 AM
Oxford Research Group have now put all their latest Syria contributions together here http://bit.ly/1cXH36D
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@HEARDatUNSW/Disaster_and_Humanitarian on Twitter

@HEARDatUNSW/Disaster_and_Humanitarian on Twitter | Syria resources | Scoop.it

Disaster and humanitarian-related lists, sources, and insights.

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@HEARDatUNSW (Health, Rights and Development @ The University of New South Wales, Sydney) got in touch with us on Twitter about this list of sources, most of which are covering Syria.

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Syria: The evolving problem of competing militias

Syria: The evolving problem of competing militias | Syria resources | Scoop.it
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This paper, published by research NGO the Oxford Research Group, explores different factions in an increasingly complex conflict. 

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Syria's uprising: sectarianism, regionalisation, and state order in the Levant

Syria's uprising: sectarianism, regionalisation, and state order in the Levant | Syria resources | Scoop.it
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Regional involvement in the Syria conflict is deepening. Violence has spilled over all of Syria's borders as well as spilling into Syria from across the region. This paper, published by Fride, aims to address the implications of the regionalisation of Syria’s conflict and the challenges it presents to the stability of the post-Ottoman state order in the Levant.

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Updates from Al Jazeera

Updates from Al Jazeera | Syria resources | Scoop.it
We examine the impact a limited foreign intervention will have across Syria's volatile borders.
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News organisation Al Jazeera have extended coverage and new analysis of the evolving situation.

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International Crisis Group

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The International Crisis Group continues to provide continuous political analysis of the situation in Syria. 

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Shifting Sands: Changing gender roles among refugees in Lebanon

Shifting Sands: Changing gender roles among refugees in Lebanon | Syria resources | Scoop.it

Report from Oxfam: "The conflict in Syria has created a humanitarian crisis, with almost two million people having fled to neighbouring countries in the hope of escaping the violence."

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