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