Syrian tamarind juice sellers continue with tradition in Ramadan

The coronavirus pandemic makes it harder for the families dependent on tamarind for their income.

Ramadan is the busiest time of the year for tamarind and liquorice juice sellers in Idlib city in northwestern Syria.

The often jet-black drinks are made from tamarind pods and liquorice roots.

But this year, the coronavirus pandemic is making things harder for families in northern Syria that depend on tamarind for their income.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford explains.