syrian civil war


30 Years of Data Shows Asylum Seekers Are Not an Economic Burden

A new study shows that giving migrants pathways to citizenship in European countries actually results in positive economic impacts, while asylum seekers don’t have a negative impact.
Daniel Oberhaus

Syrian Refugees' Faith and Narratives Endure Despite Intensified War and Displacement

Miles from the Syrian border, refugees fight to maintain spaces of community and healing.
Mohsin Mohi-Ud-Din

As War in Syria Rages on, Activists Scramble to Fill the Void

#mewesyria uses innovative storytelling to enable millions of displaced people to tell their stories.
Nick Chedli Carter
mixed reality

Holograms Bring the Grim Reality of the Syrian Civil War to America

'Holograms from Syria' puts grisly war images in a hauntingly familiar context.
Andrew Nunes

This Syrian Restaurant Is Fighting Negative Stereotypes About Refugees

The refugee-run restaurant, launched by a heart surgeon, hopes to create a different kind of conversation about Syrians in Europe.
Didem Tali
The Tight Squeeze Issue

Greece's Anarchists Are Taking Better Care of Refugees Than the Government

Greece has been at the crossroads of irregular immigration for more than a decade, especially since the influx of refugees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the early 2000s.
Molly Crabapple

Meet the Syrians Who've Taken Refuge in Clarkston, Georgia

Situated on the outskirts of Atlanta, Clarkston is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the US and has served as a landing pad for refugees since the Vietnam War.
Avery L. White

After Surviving Torture, Noura Al-Jizawi Is Fighting for Other Syrian Prisoners

After working as a prominent activist against the Assad regime, Noura Al-Jizawi was "kidnapped" on a bus and sent to prison without charges for seven months. Upon her release, she became a key figure in the battle to make space for Syrian women's...
Melissa Petro

The 18-Year-Old Refugee Fighting to Keep Displaced Syrian Girls In School

Since the start of the Syrian civil war, the number of girls entering into child marriages has dramatically increased. Ever since she was forced to flee the country in 2013, Muzoon Almellehan has worked to fight that, launching a one-woman campaign to...
Gabby Bess

Syria's River Is Overflowing Now That Its People Have Fled

The environmental impact of war is often overlooked, but always a disaster.
Meredith Rutland Bauer

Devastating Photos of Life in Aleppo

The debut monograph by award-winning photographer Nish Nalbandian immerses you in the turmoil of day-to-day life during the Syrian Civil War.
Grace Leigh

What It's Like to Be in a Town Besieged by ISIS and the Syrian Regime

"People won't leave their houses because they are afraid of snipers."
Patrick Hilsman