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A Single Day at a Hospital in Northern Syria

A Single Day at a Hospital in Northern Syria

“Women are the revolution” and “I will not emigrate”. The two signs greet us as we enter northern Syria. Along both sides of the roads, you…

Syria Undocumented: Displaced Children Struggle for Birth Certificates

Syria Undocumented: Displaced Children Struggle for Birth Certificates

Um Samir and Um Jamil live in Jaramana, in the eastern countryside of Damascus. The two women, who preferred not to share their full names,…

Meet the 104 Activists Advocating for LGBTQ Rights in Syria

Meet the 104 Activists Advocating for LGBTQ Rights in Syria

Discussions around sexuality in the Arab world continue to formulate, reaching new platforms and ears, despite the grave obstacles

Syrians Turn to Drugs to Forget the Burden of War

Syrians Turn to Drugs to Forget the Burden of War

May’s journey with addiction began about two years ago. Aged 23, she hails from Jabal al-Arab in the south-west of Syria. “I am a university…

Syrian Memoirs: Laughter in the Dark

Syrian Memoirs: Laughter in the Dark

Though comedy is not what comes to mind when considering the six years of the Syrian civil war that transpired into a proxy war between…

My Trip to Khan Sheikhun, a City Devoid of Life

My Trip to Khan Sheikhun, a City Devoid of Life

Khan Sheikhun is now a city with no form of life. It now resembles a ghost town, after most of its residents fled the gas…

After the Massacre: The Children of Idlib and the Syrian Saga

After the Massacre: The Children of Idlib and the Syrian Saga

Yet another in the unabating stream of gruesome images from six years of equally unabating atrocity—so much so that words like “gruesome” and “atrocity” ring…

Staging the War: Can Theater Flourish in Syria?

Staging the War: Can Theater Flourish in Syria?

Throughout six years of war, hundreds of thousands victims and millions displaced, Syrian director Ma'moun al-Khatib never stopped directing theatrical performances, despite growing difficulties in his hometown…

On the Refugee Trail—Part II: A Syrian Army Defector Lands in Iraqi Kurdistan

On the Refugee Trail—Part II: A Syrian Army Defector Lands in Iraqi Kurdistan

In a trip that set him up against smugglers and land mines, and cost him his most prized possessions, Suar fled to Iraqi Kurdistan to…

A Letter to Our Younger Selves on March 15

A Letter to Our Younger Selves on March 15

Waking up on yet another March 15, I think about that younger, more naive version of myself from six long years ago, on the morning…