Syrian refugees – how to help

September 8, 2015

Syrian refugees – how to help It’s early September 2015 and nothing exceptional has happened. A young Syrian boy, 3 years old and with small shoes on his feet, has been taken away from this world. It’s nothing exceptional because these days, in what Syria has become today, children are taken...

Empty plates in Syrian homes

September 6, 2015

Empty plates in Syrian homes “Oil, tea, sugar, rice. And harr in the jar, from chilis I’ve dried.” Yussra Ibrahim al-Muhammad stands in her small kitchen taking up 1/3 of the tent where she’s lived for over three years now, in a camp settlement just outside Qabb Elias, a town...

Head elsewhere!

June 16, 2015

Head elsewhere! Nadira, Mohammad and old/new Saida Am sharing another roundup with links to nice stories to read and discover – from Pakistan, the Syrian-Turkish border, the Lebanese coast and journalism universe. At work with Rob Orchard, Delayed Gratification Was listening to an episode of The stack, Monocle’s weekly on...

Head elsewhere!

June 15, 2015

Head elsewhere! Meeting along the rail line The story about Lebanon’s lost railway, told by Sarah Lily Yassine. It was part of our book Beirut Re-Collected, now we’re sharing it online as part of Mashallah News’ Routes series – eight stories taking you along different routes through the Middle East, from...

Aleppo, Alep, Halab, حلب

April 8, 2015

Aleppo, Alep, Halab, حلب Lately, for different reasons, Aleppo has been on my mind. I have been carrying a book around (wrapped in a piece of fabric – it’s a hard cover and has a personal dedication on the first page, and I’ve borrowed it from its owner and...

Head elsewhere!

May 28, 2014

Recent interesting reads A new study sheds light on the hard situation for Syrian refugees in Lebanon – it shows that over 90% view them as “symbolic threats”. I wrote about the anti-Syrian racism and discrimination for Swedish Amnesty last year, find the article here. Rana Jarbou writes about...