The incredible stories that exposed abuses of both power and people.
This gorgeous essay by Raksha Vasudevan reflects on her time in Antakya, southern Turkey, as an aid worker leading a Syrian team of risk educators. The piece explores the experience of war from a distance, and the surreality of tragedy and trauma. In those moments, looking at a life and landscape so alien from the […]
“Time to leave it all behind — the people, the country, the war — and return to America, cats in tow.”
In a town under siege from Assad’s regime, a small group built a library from books rescued from the rubble.
In Australia, some 30,000 people live in a state of legal uncertainty crafted by politicians.
In the midst of the Syrian Civil War, three grown siblings attempt to fulfill their father’s final wish. The journey is dangerous, but that’s no surprise; nowadays, death is always hard work.
In third-century Syria, a widowed monarch dared to be wildly ambitious — and almost brought the Roman Empire to its knees.
The last time she saw her husband, he was being interrogated by Syrian government officials.
A traveling crew of slackliners is trying to bring a moment of balance to young Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
In Lebanon, not far from the Syrian border, a crew of volunteer slackliners tries to bring fleeting moments of magic into displaced children’s lives.