The Syrian Girl Who Tweeted from a War Zone Has Made It to New York

The Syrian Girl Who Tweeted from a War Zone Has Made It to New York

Bana al-Abed and her mother, Fatemah, gained popularity last year for their daily tweets about life under siege, while airstrikes rained down on them and Aleppo.     Thankfully, their lives have now changed for the better because they’re no longer dictated by airstrikes and uncertainty. When Bana’s Twitter account started in September 2016, thousands shared messages […]

Donald Trump Jr. Posted a Meme About Syrian Refugees and the Internet Went Crazy

Donald Trump Jr. Posted a Meme About Syrian Refugees and the Internet Went Crazy

  The son of Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has followed in the steps of his father and posted a controversial meme on Twitter supposedly explaining his dad’s stance on refugees. And of course, Twitter exploded with absolute anger towards Trump Jr.!     .@DonaldJTrumpJr pic.twitter.com/mUeNoTUfZM — Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) September 20, 2016 .@DonaldJTrumpJr you’re a […]

Jordan Hit with Second Deadly Attack This Ramadan

Jordan Hit with Second Deadly Attack This Ramadan

  Tragedy struck the Hashemite Kingdom this morning when a deadly car bomb exploded close to to al Rukban district, which is near the Syrian refugee camp located near the Jordan-Syria border. At approximately 5:30 am, multiple vehicles carried out a coordinated attack. The Jordanian army announced that several of the vehicles were taken out. Jordanian officials […]

Here’s Who’s Googling the Syrian Conflict

Here’s Who’s Googling the Syrian Conflict

  Five years ago this week, a country with one of the richest heritages in the wold was struck by more than just tragedy. A nation with ancient and religious roots that were celebrated across a diverse community of mixed minorities became divided by political, religious and violent means. Since 2011, an estimated nine million […]

#VisionNotVictim: Powerful Photo Series Shows Syrian Refugee Girls As Future Selves

#VisionNotVictim: Powerful Photo Series Shows Syrian Refugee Girls As Future Selves

This week, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) released a series of stunning photos capturing Syrian refugee girls dressed as their future selves. “These girls are just incredible,” photographer and IRC program manager Meredith Hutchison says. “They’ve experienced all this trauma and violence, and yet it doesn’t define them.” Hutchison took the photos in Jordan at […]

Charlie Hebdo: How Far Is Too Far?

Charlie Hebdo: How Far Is Too Far?

By Merna Sakr

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has done it again and last week published a cartoon that claimed Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy who washed up on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea after drowning trying to flee his war-torn home, would have grown up to be a perverted “groper” in Germany. This is the magazine’s reaction […]

Finding Light in Darkness: The Story of One Syrian Refugee – Part 1

Finding Light in Darkness: The Story of One Syrian Refugee – Part 1

By Tim Greenwald

  Thair could feel the frostbite creeping ominously through his limbs and to his fingertips and toes as he swayed unnervingly to and fro on the ship deck of an overcrowded fishing vessel. As he gazed unsteadily from his left to his right, his eyes fell upon staggering numbers of elderly and pregnant women and […]

Help Marwa Fayed’s Toy Run Bring Education Back to Syrian Refugee Camps

Help Marwa Fayed’s Toy Run Bring Education Back to Syrian Refugee Camps

  This summer of fleeing masses and drowned bodies was an eye-opener for the world, but the Syrian refugee crisis has been worsening for years since the outbreak of the civil war. The Zaatari and Zarqa refugee camps are the largest in Jordan, and because of the escalating crisis, the handful of schools operating within […]

Pnut Gallery: Refugee Crisis Explained, Iran Deal Updates and Real Life Tony Stark

Pnut Gallery: Refugee Crisis Explained, Iran Deal Updates and Real Life Tony Stark

Welcome to the Pnut Gallery, brought to you by The Daily Pnut, your weekly world news in a nutshell! Sign up here to get the Daily Pnut‘s newsletter delivered to your e-mail. It’s funny and informative – we promise!     In a Nutshell: Must Read   1. Refugee Crisis: Can You Please Just Explain It To Me? […]