Alex Pollock

Director of microfinance at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)

By Alex Pollock


The Arab Spring and Microfinance in Syria

The winds of the Arab Spring gusted late into Syria, arriving within a climate quite distinct from the political storm that swept through Egypt and Tunisia. Violent clashes between protestors and government forces in Syria are ongoing without any sign of slackening, dispute resolution, or concord bringing a timely settlement.