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 […]

Peace by Chocolate: Syrian Refugee Launches Canada’s Hottest Chocolate Company

By: Rana El Hawary

It’s sad that when we think of Syria now, we think of tragic narratives of a devastated city, torn apart by civil war. We think of refugees, a dispossessed people, and a group of kids who have lost years and years of schooling, and childhood.   Fortunately, however, there are two sides to every story. […]

US-based Artist Captures Powerful Portraits Of Refugee Children

US-based Artist Captures Powerful Portraits Of Refugee Children

by Salma Hossam

  United States President Donald Trump, 24: Legacy, Islamophobics and others have painted refugees as the bad guys. In reality, they’re people, just like every single one of us, fleeing desperate situations in their home countries.   A new exhibit, titled “Refuge,” brings this juxtaposition to light by showcasing the refugee children who stand to lose […]

This Powerful Video Explains What It Actually Means to Be a ‘Refugee’

This Powerful Video Explains What It Actually Means to Be a ‘Refugee’

  About 60 million people around the world have been forced to leave their homes to escape war and violence. Those people are refugees, meaning people that seek shelter outside their own country. But what does that term actually mean?   Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman explain what that word really means in this powerful […]

Pentagon Praises Refugees on the Same Day Trump Plans to Ban Them from US

Pentagon Praises Refugees on the Same Day Trump Plans to Ban Them from US

  Donald Trump seems to be on a roll ever since he entered the White House. The United States president already took sweeping actions against abortion laws and reinstated the global gag rule which is exactly what American women have been fighting against.     But the horror did not end there. Trump also cleared the […]

This Video Shows the Not-So-Scary Truth About Syrian Refugees

This Video Shows the Not-So-Scary Truth About Syrian Refugees

  “They’re not like us,” the latest offering from Doctors of the World says about Syrian refugees. The short film aims to show the truth about them, which is, they’re just like every single one of us. “I’m a father,” “I’m a husband,” “I’m educated,” the refugees say.   Through interviews, Doctors of the World tries […]

This Video of Batman Playing with a Refugee Kid Will Literally Shatter Your Heart into Pieces

This Video of Batman Playing with a Refugee Kid Will Literally Shatter Your Heart into Pieces

  War Child Holland released a video on June 30, 2016 of a young refugee boy playing around the refugee camp he lives in with Batman. We soon realize that Batman is not actually there, and it was the boy’s dad all along. “Fantasy is often the only way to escape reality,” the video says. […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Visit Syrian Refugees in Greece

‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Visit Syrian Refugees in Greece

  Game of Thrones‘ stars Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Lena Heady (Cersei Lannister), and Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) visited refugee camps in Greece with the International Rescue Committee‘s campaign “Rescue Has No Boundaries.” The stars called out EU leaders for their lack of efforts in helping refugees stranded in Greece. The campaign, using the hashtag #RealmToTheRescue, was […]

Refugee ‘Arabs Got Talent’ Winner Commits Suicide in Lebanon

Refugee ‘Arabs Got Talent’ Winner Commits Suicide in Lebanon

A Palestinian refugee from Syria, Hassan Rabeh, committed suicide on June 21, 2016. The 25-year-old dancer, who won 2013’s season of “Arabs Got Talent” with the dance grou, Sima, took his life by plunging from the seventh-floor apartment in Beirut.     “I’m nothing but a servant of God. My name is Hassan. Alsallam alekom! […]

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 […]