Russia and the Slaughter of Syrian Civilians

October 18, 2021

How Did Intervention Become a Dirty Word?

October 13, 2016

Civilians in Iraq and Syria are paying the price for Western weariness of military interventions. The Syrian city of Aleppo now resembles an eerie ghost of Dresden or Stalingrad—burning, in ruins, decimated and helpless. Millions have been displaced across the region, hundreds of thousands...

The Last Gardener of Aleppo

September 01, 2016

A gardener who tended to Aleppo’s lost hopes of peace. Abu Al-Ward—Father of the Flowers—and his 13-year-old son Ibrahim have been running a garden center in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo for the past five years. Among death and destruction, the sanctuary is a subtle defiance of the...

Another Winter for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

January 04, 2016

Countries like Lebanon are bearing the brunt of the Syrian conflict. Manuel Langendorf reports from a refugee camp near the Syrian border. On a sunny day in the Jaharriyeh refugee camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, winter might seem far away. But for the 250 Syrian families living here in tents...

Syrian Humanitarian Workers Aid Fellow Citizens

December 15, 2015

As the conflict nears its fifth year, Syrians are still attempting to help fellow Syrians. Maria Khwaja Bazi speaks to the White Helmets. Earlier this year, Alan Kurdi’s death captured and held the attention of the international community, shedding light on the refugee crisis in the...

Refugees Persecuted in Europe

October 02, 2015

At holding centers in Germany, reports have surfaced that Syrian Christians have faced attacks by other asylum seekers. It is disturbing to hear of attacks on Syrian Christian asylum seekers by fellow Muslim asylum seekers at German reception centers—I am sure the blame for these outbreaks is...

A Picture Can Save a Thousand Lives

September 21, 2015

The graphic nature of published images showing a dead Syrian child is a “game changer,” says Chaker Khazaal. As viewed by most of the world, a Turkish police officer carries the lifeless body of a Syrian child, washed ashore on one of Turkey’s prime tourist resorts. The toddler, later...

Europe Needs to Make Migration Safer… and Fast

September 03, 2015

For the refugees pouring into Europe, their journeys can be just as deadly as the war zones they're fleeing. Peter, a Sierra Leone migrant living in Hungary, is one of the lucky ones. He has a job. He has a supportive community of friends. After seven years in the country, the Hungarian...

Lebanon’s Health Care is Under Strain Over Syrian Crisis

April 20, 2015

Health care workers in Lebanon struggle to cope with challenges caused by the Syrian refugee crisis. With the Syrian crisis entering its fifth year, Lebanon currently hosts over 1.1 million Syrian refugees. This high intake of refugees has increased political tension but also vastly strained the...

Are We Forgetting About These Syrians?

November 30, 2014

Instead of being able to attend school in their homeland of Syria, children are forced to run around the streets of Istanbul, day and night. I am currently in Turkey, my first time in the country, and I am ashamed to say that I don’t understand any Turkish. I am staying by Taksim Square, a...

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