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Eight years on, Syria's neighbours weary of war refugees

Eight years on, Syria's neighbours weary of war refugees

After being suddenly deported from Turkey, Nidal Hussein stood dazed just inside war-torn Syria, the latest victim of neighbouring countries growing tired of hosting millions of Syrian refugees. "I left my wife and three children in Istanbul," the 48-year-old said last month, after he was...

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Refugee boats given new life as bags in Berlin

Refugee boats given new life as bags in Berlin

Leaning over his sewing machine in the workshop of the small Berlin-based company called mimycri, Khaldoun Alhussain concentrates as he stitches a piece of grey rubber. A border of yellow thread takes shape on the material that he works with an expert hand. The grey material...

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Syrian graffiti artist draws hope in Za'atari refugee camp

Syrian graffiti artist draws hope in Za'atari refugee camp

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Everything in the Zaatari refugee camp at the Jordanian border is yellow and gloomy, the sand and tents, and the people’s exhausted faces. Only the graffiti of the Syrian artist Mohamed Jokhadar that decorate the makeshifts shelters, in try to create joy and bringing hope....

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Western sanctions push war-weary Syrians deeper into poverty

Western sanctions push war-weary Syrians deeper into poverty

Mohammed Haji Abed drives his yellow taxi through the busy streets of the Syrian capital for about 12 hours a day, toiling in the sweltering summer heat but earning barely enough for his family of five to get by. It was easier for him to make ends meet at the height of his country's civil...

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