UN warns of ‘unprecedented hunger crisis’ in Syria

… even at the height of the nine-year conflict and millions of people are pushed deeper into poverty,” said Elisabeth Byrs, a WFP spokeswoman.

by · Friday, 26 June 2020 · Oman, Syria, Turkey

Safa’s pink bed: one refugee girl’s journey to Canada

My story with Safa began in 2014 in Za’atari refugee camp. I had been working there since it opened in 2012. In those days, thousands of refugees arrived daily, often in desperate conditions as they fled on foot across the border. When I met Safa, she …

by · Tuesday, 16 June 2020 · Syria

How a child refugee from Yarmouk plays a vital role during COVID-19

How do you go from being a child refugee to the founder and CEO of one of Sweden’s biggest news agencies by the age of 29? It might sound surreal until you meet Kotada Yonus. This is his story about the power of will and entrepreneurship. Kotada …

by · Tuesday, 9 June 2020 · Syria

Community-driven tourism leads Jordanian village out of poverty

AMMAN. In the far northwest of Jordan, along the borders of Syria and Israel, lies Umm Qais, an ancient Roman town which is home to the ancient …

by · Tuesday, 24 December 2019 · Israel, Jordan, Oman, Syria, Turkey

“We are barely breathing.”

Over 7,000 new Syrian refugees – nearly half of them children – have fled the conflict in northeastern Syria and arrived into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Many of them are women, children and the elderly. Almost all of them walked long distances throu…

by · Tuesday, 22 October 2019 · Iraq, Syria

From Syria to Yemen: My life in WASH

“Please, can I have a small plastic basin for my baby to bathe her?” A shy, middle-aged woman whispered these words into my ear. In June 2018, as the conflict in Yemen escalated, this woman, like other displaced families living in this school, had fled…

by · Monday, 26 August 2019 · Oman, Syria, Yemen

Western sanctions push war-weary Syrians deeper into poverty

By the Associated Press. DAMASCUS, Syria — Mohammed Haji Abed drives his yellow taxi through the busy streets of the Syrian capital for about 12 …

by · Friday, 2 August 2019 · Philippines, Syria