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11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to Read More

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10/7/14

“Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

When Muzoon,16, reached Zaatari refugee camp, she thought that her life had come to an end. But what she found was the passion and challenge of her life: Advocating for education and against early Read More

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6/11/14

Syria Refugee Crisis: Three Years of War

When I see Nada for the first time, she is sitting in front of me during one of CARE’s information sessions in the refugee camp Azraq in the north of Jordan. She sits up straight, her eyes Read More

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5/7/14

Syria Refugee Crisis: Building a Society from the Ground

Over the last couple of week I have followed the final preparations for the opening of Azraq refugee camp in Jordan and I was there when the first Syrian refugees arrived on April 27. 
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5/7/14

Syria Refugee Crisis: Azraq, a Place Where People Smile at Each Other

For three Syrian women who escaped the war, the main thing about Azraq refugee camp is that people are not trying to kill each other. “I cannot see more violence” says Safa (20).

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12/20/13

The Wish List

by Johanna Mitscherlich


When I was a child I used to write a wish list before Christmas. A few days before Christmas Eve I put it on the table of our terrace and shouted “Santa Read More

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11/27/13

Syrian Refugee Crisis: A day in the life of a refugee volunteer worker

On International Volunteer’s Day (December 5th), the international aid organization CARE shines a light on the crucial role which Syrian volunteers play in supporting refugees from Syria in Read More

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10/31/13

Progress Positive, but Refugees Can’t Be Forgotten

By Kadry Furany

Despite positive news regarding Syria’s chemical weapons, the refugee situation resulting from this conflict remains a crisis. Kadry Furany, vice president of Read More

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10/22/13

Crisis in Syria: What Remains Unsaid

By Johanna Mitscherlich, October 2013

 

On a dusty road in the city of Irbid in the north of Jordan, about an hour's drive from the Syrian border, box-shaped Read More

12/12/12

Crisis in Syria: When Hard Work Doesn”t Pay

by Anders Nordstoga
NOTE: We recently found a few stories that got lost in our inbox. While they are from November 9, 2012, we thought you still may like to read them. Here's one: Read More

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