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Madaya Shocked the World, but This Story Isn't Over

Diana Semaan | Posted 01.14.2017 | World
Diana Semaan

BEIRUT -- The media have played a pivotal role in highlighting the suffering in Madaya, but this attention must not fade away. Such attention is crucial to help ensure that further aid deliveries are allowed into Madaya, as well as all other besieged civilian areas, and that ultimately these sieges are lifted once and for all.

Watch Syria’s Piano Man Sing Along His Harrowing Journey To Europe

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.25.2015 | World

Four years of brutal civil war in Syria could not keep Ayham Ahmad from singing. Neither could his harrowing voyage to Europe. The 27-year-old musicia...

Read The Diary Of Syria's Piano Man On His Escape To Europe

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.19.2016 | World

For four long years of Syria's civil war, Ayham Ahmad found a way to bear the unbearable. The 27-year-old musician took his piano out onto the street...

Typhoid Strikes Palestinian Refugees In Embattled Syrian Camp

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

The United Nations has confirmed a typhoid outbreak in Yarmouk, Syria's embattled Palestinian refugee camp. It's the latest hardship for a community t...

Syria Must Let Food Reach Yarmouk Victims

William Lambers | Posted 08.15.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

We, the international community, must speak out for the people left starving by Syria's civil war. All across Syria, civilians are routinely being blocked from receiving the food needed to survive. The world cannot turn its back on these innocent war victims.

Yarmouk Camp, Anybody still there?

Hind Kabawat | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Hind Kabawat

Sami was one of the pioneers of the revolution in a time when the revolution meant hope. He participated in the demonstration that took place in the Omayyad mosque. I remember the day. I saw him near the mosque one Friday in June 2011; he smiled at me and told me he would come over later that night.

UN Calls For Safe Passage From Yarmouk Refugee Camp Under ISIS Attack

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

By Firas Makdesi DAMASCUS, April 12 (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. agency responsible for Palestinian refugees called from Damascus ...

Caught Between ISIS And Assad, A Palestinian Refugee Camp Is Starving To Death

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.09.2015 | World

The Islamic State militant group moved into Yarmouk, a refugee camp for Palestinians on the outskirts of the Syrian capital city of Damascus, last wee...

At Least 18 Killed In Yarmouk Refugee Camp, Reports Amnesty International

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2015 | World

BEIRUT, April 8 (Reuters) - At least 18 civilians have been killed in a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus since the Islamic Stat...

Thousands Trapped In Damascus Camp As ISIS Takes Over

Reuters | Oliver Holmes | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

BEIRUT, April 4 (Reuters) - Islamic State has taken control of 90 percent of a Palestinian refugee camp on the Damascus outskirts where 18,000 civilia...

Future Being Made Now for Syria's Children

William Lambers | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Syrians need a peace treaty to end the war in their country. They also desperately need food and they need it right away. Every time a donation is made to feed a child, the future that can be built from this generous act.

Syria's Piano Man Sings The Stories Of The War

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.16.2015 | World

On the streets of his bombed-out neighborhood, Ayham Ahmad plays a battered piano and sings the stories of Syria’s war. Four years of conflict ha...

The Perverse Puritans: Jabhat al Nusra's Harassment of Yarmouk

Talal Alyan | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Talal Alyan

Nusra has begun the now-familiar process of policing Yarmouk based on their perverted understanding of Sharia. The Al Qaeda affiliate has put restrictions on the intermingling of males and females within various contexts inside the camp.

Inside Gaza

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 04.28.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

I Am #WithSyria... Are You?

Ranya Alkadamani | Posted 05.15.2014 | Impact
Ranya Alkadamani

On the day of the third anniversary of the Syria conflict, we must remember: "Just because it isn't happening here, doesn't mean it isn't happening."

Amnesty: Syrian Forces Using Starvation As Weapon

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2014 | World

BEIRUT, March 10 (Reuters) - Amnesty International accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces on Monday of perpetrating war crimes as part of a sieg...

This One Photo Will Show You Just How Terrible The Syrian Refugee Crisis Is

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

A sea of hungry, haunted faces looks out from a massive queue that snakes through the bombed out Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Syria. In the photo,...

Joshua Hersh

UN Confirms First Delivery Of Aid To Starving Palestinians In Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

NEW YORK -- The United Nations has confirmed that a batch of desperately needed food aid has finally reached some of the thousands of Palestinians ref...

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Refugees In Syrian Camp Dying From Lack Of Food, U.N. Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- Officials with the United Nations are deeply worried about the deteriorating humanitarian situation facing Palestinians living in a refugee ...

Implications of Iran and Sudan's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan's strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of Israel, and by extension the U.S., throughout East Africa.

UNDOF: The Beginning of the End?

Daniel Nisman | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

On March 6, Syrian rebel fighters in the Golan Heights region released footage of a UN peacekeepers' convoy which they claimed to have detained. The i...

Syrian Jets Bomb Palestinian Refugee Camp

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2013 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Syrian fighter jets bombed the Palestinian Yarmouk camp in Damascus on Sunday, killing at...

Why Israel Has Bombed Sudan

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

Arab governments are competing to find the strongest terms with which to condemn Israel's alleged bombing of a Sudanese weapons factory this week. Yet, no one in the Middle East should have been surprised.

Two Years of Freedom and My Debt to the World

Sarah Shourd | Posted 11.14.2012 | Impact
Sarah Shourd

You may know me as one of the three American Hikers held hostage in Iran. I was released two years ago today. It was, in many ways, the best and worst day of my life. I was finally in my mother's arms, but Shane and Josh were completely out of my reach.

Syrian Troops Storm Palestinian Refugee Camp

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Syrian troops stormed into a Palestinian refugee district in Damascus, opposition activist...