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 […]

These Berlin Dinner Parties Celebrate Refugees and Their Food

These Berlin Dinner Parties Celebrate Refugees and Their Food

  Über den Tellerrand, which translates to “Beyond the Plate,” is a nonprofit organization in Berlin that connects refugees with Germans for meals and cooking classes.       Refugee chefs share recipes from home with the locals, they then cook the meals and eat them together, and in the process build friendships and get to […]

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 […]

PALESTYLE: Help a Refugee Woman Provide for Her Family with This Fashion Brand

PALESTYLE: Help a Refugee Woman Provide for Her Family with This Fashion Brand

by Nadine Arab

Imagine that you could participate in empowering a refugee woman and her family by simply purchasing a product. This is exactly what entrepreneur Zeina Abou Chaaban, Founder of PALESTYLE, thought of when she first visited refugee camps in Lebanon back in 2009.   A post shared by Palestyle Fashion (@getpalestyled) on Oct 1, 2017 at […]

You Need to Watch This Powerful Speech by Jordan’s Prince Hussein at the UN General Assembly

You Need to Watch This Powerful Speech by Jordan’s Prince Hussein at the UN General Assembly

by Marwa Khalifa

  During the UN General Assembly in New York, Jordan’s 23-year-old Crown Prince Hussein made a speech about the “integrity” of his country.   Jordan is now home to at least 1.3 million Syrians. The prince spoke to the crowd and said: “Jordan, today, is one of the largest hosts of refugees in the world. We […]

What Germany’s Election Results Mean for the Refugees

What Germany’s Election Results Mean for the Refugees

For the first time in 60 years, an overtly nationalist party sits in the Bundestag. The far-right, anti-immigration AfD made a historic breakthrough, winning 13.5% of the vote and projected 87 seats in the latest German elections.     The party’s performance marks a major shift in Germany’s postwar politics that is likely to produce […]

Dreamers: What Trump’s Latest Policy Might Mean for Arabs

Dreamers: What Trump’s Latest Policy Might Mean for Arabs

  On Tuesday, Donald Trump terminated DACA, the Obama-era program that protects the so-called Dreamers from deportation, putting the fate of nearly 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants into uncertainty.   To begin with, for those who do not know what DACA is, it stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is an American immigration policy founded by […]

Why This Heart-Wrenching Book About Syrians Is So Important

Why This Heart-Wrenching Book About Syrians Is So Important

The Syrian civil war started on the 15th of March 2011. Unfortunately, it is still an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict, fought primarily between the government of president Bashar al-Assad, and various forces opposing the government.     The war altered the lives of all Syrians, in ways no one could ever imagine. Which is why […]

Amal and George Clooney Change the World for These 3,000 Syrian Refugees

Amal and George Clooney Change the World for These 3,000 Syrian Refugees

Amal and George Clooney may have their hands full right now as the parents of newborn twins. But that’s not stopping them Hollywood’s favorite power couple from getting stuff done.     George is reportedly taking a short break from his acting career to join Amal on her mission to save the world. How, you […]

Syrian Foods That Are Literally Impossible to Dislike

Syrian Foods That Are Literally Impossible to Dislike

by Shams Farid

The civil war in Syria has caused millions of Syrians to flee their war-torn country. Images of men, women and children living in camps, walking vast distances and risking perilous journeys to safety are commonplace.   Syria has an ancient food culture and was once — believe it or not — a bread basket for the Middle […]

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