Refugees

The Syrian Armenians Who Fled One War Zone For Another

The Syrian Armenians Who Fled One War Zone For Another

For Syrian Armenians, the apparent entry of their compatriots into the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict seems to confirm all their suspicions about the role of Turkey, which also supported rebel factions in Syria, and that the true purpose of helping Azerbaijan retake territory is Turkish irredentism.

The Promising Young Women of Syria

The Promising Young Women of Syria

Ten years ago, war shattered the hopes of many Syrians. But none have suffered quite like the women. Lydia Wilson writes about what it is like to be a young woman in Syria today, facing mundane hardships, greater responsibility, and diminished prospects.

The Assad Dynasty Was Hatched at My Grandfather’s Home. They Later Destroyed it

The Assad Dynasty Was Hatched at My Grandfather’s Home. They Later Destroyed it

The story of Yarmouk Camp, where I was born and raised, is in many ways the story of Palestinian politics in Syria and the region. My family was witness to the camp’s rise and fall for decades. The camp was also the starting point for Assad’s long, tortuous relationship with the factions of the Palestinian movement.

Nidal Betare
“I Think About Home Every Day”: The Syrians Who Can Never Return

“I Think About Home Every Day”: The Syrians Who Can Never Return

In an increasingly inhospitable Lebanon, Syrian refugees are often told to “go back home.” Home, they say, is all they dream of in their harsh exile beset by winter and exploitation.

Francesca Mannocchi,
Alessio Romenzi
Homeschooling Without a Home

Homeschooling Without a Home

The pandemic has taken a toll on refugee life far beyond surviving the actual disease. How do you stay home when you barely have one? Or study online when you don’t have wi-fi or a smart device? The expectations are insurmountable.

Lina Sergie Attar
‘It’s like Judgment Day’: Syrians Recount Horror of an Underreported COVID-19 Outbreak

‘It’s like Judgment Day’: Syrians Recount Horror of an Underreported COVID-19 Outbreak

Syrians ravaged by war are now dying from a pandemic the government has downplayed.

Asser Khattab