The Life of a Refugee

Photo by Karam Almasri: Man and child during their forced displacement from Aleppo. Imagine watching disparate groups fight over your hometown with complete disregard for the safety of the civilians that remain trapped there. Aching for freedom, dignity, truth, justice and peace, civilian dissent is met with a barrage of bullets and bombs, siege and…


Gaza: Drowning in Sewage and Living in Darkness

Gaza is on the verge of imminent collapse. According to a report by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, 65 percent of the nearly two million people living in Gaza suffer from abject poverty, 72 percent are food-insecure, 80 percent have become dependent on international aid and 42 percent were unemployed as of 2016. Electricity is in…


No Justice for Nabra

We want to blame her for the length of her skirt We want to blame him for not walking her home We want to blame her for the hour of night We want to blame him for not teaching her better We want to blame her for being visible We want to blame him for…


What YOU Can Do Right Now to Help Syrians

Photograph by Live Updates From Syria of a child walking through a refugee camp. As the crisis in Syria gains some international attention, it’s difficult for some to know how they can best support Syrians — both local and abroad. Here is a list of some things you can do to help. Listen to Syrians….


BREAKING: Trump Ordered Airstrike on Assad’s Syrian Airbase

President Donald J. Trump said in an address Thursday evening that the United States carried out an airstrike which targeted one of Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad’s air bases. Trump asserted that this action was in response to the Syrian government’s April 4 chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun which killed more than 80 civilians and injured hundreds more….


U.S. Citizens May Soon Need Visas to Enter EU Countries

Members of the European Parliament (MEP) voted on a non-binding resolution this past week that would require U.S. citizens to obtain visas before traveling to or within the European Union (EU). The vote came in response to an ongoing disagreement between the EU and USA regarding the Visa Waver Program (VWP). Under this program, U.S….