The mobile library in northern Syria

Saturday 23 September 2017 at 14:25 | A group of displaced people created a mobile library. It is a truck that used to go around towns and villages in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, organizing hour-long meetings during which people were allowed to borrow and read books.

The displaced people are from the city of Daraya a revolutionary stronghold of moderate rebels, west of the Syrian capital, Damascus. The city was captured by the Syrian-Iranian alliance, in 2016, after years of suffocating siege.

The alliance pushed all civilians and rebels from they city into Idlib province northern Syria.

The library project did not survive for long due to several reasons, including the lack funding especially fuel the car with diesel, the cost of maintenance, and the acquisition of new books.