Tayybeh: Refugee Women Bring the Flavors of Syria to Canada

Tayybeh: Refugee Women Bring the Flavors of Syria to Canada

by Nadine Arab

  One year ago, in the heart of Vancouver, a celebration of Syrian cuisine was born as known as Tayybeh. The initiative, founded by Cairene Nihal Elwan, aims to empower Syrian women in Vancouver through their community based dining experiences. Thanks to the women’s mad cooking skills and their authentic mouthwatering dishes, they now have […]

Jordan Just Opened the World’s Largest Solar Power Plant in a Refugee Camp

Jordan Just Opened the World’s Largest Solar Power Plant in a Refugee Camp

The UN has just joined forces with Jordan and opened the world’s largest renewable energy project in a refugee camp in Zaatari. The project is expected to impact the lives of 80,000 Syrian refugees in Northern Jordan, by supplying energy for homes, clinics, schools and other facilities for residents.     Jordan now hosts the only […]

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 […]