Chris Doyle is director of the London-based Council for Arab-British Understanding (CAABU). He has worked with the council since 1993 after graduating with a first class honors degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Exeter University. He has organized and accompanied numerous British parliamentary delegations to Arab countries.
A friend from Idlib has told me: “We just do not know what is going to happen. This is killing us. We do not know if the bombing will end in days, weeks or months. Where is safe, where is not safe. This uncertainty is what people are so terrified about.”