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First Person: Cheese proves key to survival for Syrian refugee family amid pandemic

First Person: Cheese proves key to survival for Syrian refugee family amid pandemic

Syrian refugee Fatima Hussein Al Ahmad, a mother of four, lives on a farm with 50 other workers in Sahba, Jordan. COVID-19 travel restrictions meant that didn’t work for two months in 2020, and feeding her family became a daily struggle.  Al Ahmad and her husband pick peaches and...

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Moroccan Women Stuck in Syria’s Al-Hol Camp Wait on Visas to Return Home

Moroccan Women Stuck in Syria’s Al-Hol Camp Wait on Visas to Return Home

Filled with great hope, Moroccan women stranded in refugee camps in Syria, especially at the northeastern al-Hol camp, are patiently waiting for their travel visas to get approved so they can return home. Al-Hol camp, located some 45 kilometers east of Hasakeh, is sheltering around...

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Syrians and winter: available solutions

Syrians and winter: available solutions

Houssam puts the diesel stove in the corner of the house as if it were an unnecessary piece of his home furniture. He has long waited to get his annual share of diesel that does not exceed 100 liters, but like any other person from Idlib or Damascus, he does not have money to buy it despite the...

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Sextortion in Syria: Young women support each other

Sextortion in Syria: Young women support each other

The sexual exploitation of women in Syria is nothing new — but it has increased as predators take advantage of social media and the ongoing conflict to pursue their victims. A number of initiatives are fighting back. Like most girls her age, 19-year-old Nour* was blinded by love for...

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