Sara Elizabeth Williams

Broadly

'I Thought I Was Going to Die': Syrian Refugees on Giving Birth in the Desert

In the desert wasteland between Jordan and Syria, refugee women fleeing ISIS are left to fend for themselves. That includes dealing with food shortages, hiding from angry rioters, and delivering babies with little to no medical assistance.
Sara Elizabeth Williams
5.31.16
middle east

War Equals Profit in the Wild West of the Syria-Jordan DMZ

There are more than 55,000 people gathered in the desert between Jordan and Syria. But life here, between two huge earthen berms, happens out of reach of the military, aid workers, and journalists.
Sara Elizabeth Williams
5.4.16
politics

The Women Helping Refugees Survive Europe's Migration Crisis

For the hundreds of female activists volunteering along the Balkans refugee route, the migration crisis is both personal and political.
Sara Elizabeth Williams
1.8.16

From Middle Class to 'Living a Nightmare': How Syria’s Class System Has Been Eradicated

Impoverished and unable to work in Jordan, once wealthy Syrians are selling off their family land to compatriots working in the Gulf as shopkeepers and laborers — unthinkable before the war.
Sara Elizabeth Williams
12.17.15
war and conflict

Where Wars Collide: Inside a Serbian Center Home to Refugees Old and New

VICE News visited a Serbian refugee center where people fleeing Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan spend 24 hours with permanent residents still living in limbo years after the end of the Balkan conflicts.
Sara Elizabeth Williams
11.23.15
middle east

Jordan’s Syrians Are Leaving — and Many Are Risking Home Rather than Europe

The situation in Jordan is deteriorating for Syrian refugees, especially for those outside of refugee camps, so a growing amount are now heading back to their wartorn homeland.
Sara Elizabeth Williams
9.29.15
middle east

More Bases, MIGs, and an IDP Camp: What Is Russia Up to in Syria?

Diplomatic machinations on Syria have been quietly at work for months. And when Vladimir Putin speaks at the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday, we may begin to see the results.
Sara Elizabeth Williams
9.25.15
middle east

'Israel Is the Most Humane Country in the Middle East': Why Syria's Southern Neighbors Are Working on Their PR

VICE News was in the Golan Heights to see how Israel is using both hard and soft power to extend influence into Syria — gaining positive PR, goodwill among civilians, and intelligence about possible threats.
Sara Elizabeth Williams
8.21.15
middle east

Inside the Hospital Where Israeli Doctors Treat Syrian Patients

VICE News visited Ziv Medical Center, a hospital just west of the Golan Heights, where injured Syrians cross the border to receive medical care with no questions asked.
Sara Elizabeth Williams
7.25.15
Syria

A Rebel Rift Is Brewing On Syria’s Southern Front

Increasing foreign support and long-simmering ideological differences between al Nusra Front and the FSA are beginning to shift.
Sara Elizabeth Williams
5.25.14
middle east

Syrian Refugees Are Stuck at the Border with Jordan and Can't Get Out

Syria’s province of Dera’a is referred to as the birthplace of the revolution, but for displaced people, it's the end of the road.
Sara Elizabeth Williams
5.11.14
News

Syrian Refugees Are Stuck at the Jordanian Border

Desperate to get out of the war-torn country, thousands of refugees have made their way to Daraa only to find themselves trapped.
Sara Elizabeth Williams
5.9.14
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