In the news on the Syrian war we hear much about Islamist groups, international power struggles and political grievances. But there is another side to the conflict, one where financial aid, smuggling, misery and crime are sometimes decisive in shaping the war. Unemployment, heat and the causes of the crisis We may mark the start of […]
As the biggest refugee crisis of our times continues unabated, spurred on by the horrendous conflict in Syria, it is easy to miss the positive stories emerging on a daily basis. Here are just a few examples of Syrian refugees defying their circumstances and building a better world.
Women in Syria: The Impact of War on Women in Syria from iguacu In times of war, members of a same society face very different challenges. The impact of war on someone will vary according to factors such as age, social class, and gender. In a previous blog, it was the plight of Syrian children […]
The true horror of the Syrian crisis is hard to imagine, but the plight of Syrian children is particularly horrifying. This piece is not about the massive humanitarian needs, the displacements, or the insecurity. It is about the children that are thrust into the heart of the violence through their use in military operations. The […]
In the five years since the start of the Syrian war the news has been dominated with headlines of violence, atrocities and, more often than not, a pervading sense of disappointment in the failure to find a solution to the crisis. Yet this political upheaval has been accompanied by an equally dramatic artistic upheaval, news […]