Al-Hasakah, Syria, Nov. 19, 2018. A gold trader, called Abu Omid, stands in his shop in the city of Amuda near al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria. The Syrian pound declined against the US dollar, by nine and a half percent in a week. The exchange rate of the dollar reached 493 SYP after it was about 450 a week ago. Also, the price of gold rose to 16800 SYP after it was 16100 Syrian pounds.
The SYP significantly declined against the dollar in most Syrian governorates in November 2018. The SYP declined by about 14 percent in the city of Hama, Central Syria, since the beginning of November.
Photographer: Essam Amin.