Between 21 March and 15 June 2014, the region of Kessab fell into the hands of jihadists of the al-Nusra front. About 5.000 inhabitants, mostly Armenians, fled and took refuge in the town of Latakia, leaving their property and their homes behind whilst terrorists plundered their businesses and their farms.
When they return, there's nothing left, their economy all but completely destroyed. Apart from losses in material goods, the damage is also felt in the long term especially amongst the agricultural plantations, which have been deprived of attention for almost three months and which have lost their luster.
As the crops fail, the inhabitants of the village find themselves in a bad situation, even though the balance sheet is improving as a result of the last harvest.