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 […]

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 […]

Anuket: Egyptian Brand Proves That Jewelry Is More Than Just an Accessory

Anuket: Egyptian Brand Proves That Jewelry Is More Than Just an Accessory

Young entrepreneurs in the Middle East — especially Egypt — have been turning heads for the last few years, as they overcome cultural and other barriers. If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you’ll definitely know all about Anuket. But, if you do happen to be one of those people that have no […]

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 […]

Meet ‘STAR’: The Superheroes Saving Stray Animals in Syria

Meet ‘STAR’: The Superheroes Saving Stray Animals in Syria

In a war-torn Syria, it is easy to imagine the horrors that humans have to endure on a daily basis. No imaging, however, can possibly compares to the savagery that is reality. This savagery of war is not something that only effects the loves of humans, it is something that also effects the lives of […]

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 […]

8 Syrians Who Are Kicking Butt Abroad

8 Syrians Who Are Kicking Butt Abroad

With many lives being taken and other lives put on hold for quite a while, it fills us with pride to see Syrians who have had the opportunity to be elsewhere shine with their remarkable accomplishments. Let’s take a break from the bleak headlines and take a moment to celebrate these inspiring Syrians.     […]

Countries Syrians Can Travel to Without a Visa

Countries Syrians Can Travel to Without a Visa

The Syrian passport is known for having restricted entry to a large number of countries, especially given the current situation and the amount of refugees increasing each day. It came as quite a surprise to find out that the Syrian passport had accessible entry to 35 countries without the struggles of trying to get a […]

Syrian Nationals Now Require Visas to Enter Egypt.

From now on Syrian nationals must obtain a visa and security approval before arriving in Cairo. Sadly, people had to know about this the hard way, after Officials at Cairo International Airport refused an inbound Syrian Airlines plane and requested it fly back to Latakia with all its passengers on board. Syrian Airlines flight number […]