It is hard to find hope as the carnage continues in Syria.
The Turkish-backed military campaign in northern Syria has drawn condemnation from the US, which is supporting some Kurdish forces in the region.
It has long been suspected and now an official investigation reportedly concludes that government troops were behind two toxic gas attacks in Syria.
Thousands of displaced residents have streamed back into Manbij in northern Syria, now that the last ISIL extremists have fled their former stronghold.
The people of the northern Syrian city of Manbij have been celebrating their liberation from the so-called Islamic State group.
The United Nations is calling for an urgent humanitarian ceasefire to be established in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
A children’s charity claims hold-ups in funding mean nearly one million Syrian child refugees are going without education.