It was a cold evening in Mustafa Mahmoud Square, in the middle of Cairo, Egypt. I was sitting among almost 3,000 asylum seekers from Sudan and South Sudan; we were there for a sit-in against the United Nation Commission for Refugee’s (UNHCR) new policy toward Sudanese and South Sudanese refugees in Egypt. The square is … Continue reading What happened on December 31st, 2005 by Adam Ahmed, Sudan
It’s getting quite late, and the sun has long set behind the Bosporus Bridge. As the metro carries me to Atatürk Airport, it seems quite improbable that only a few hours earlier I had been part of something so big. Inside my head, I run the names and faces of the strong, beautiful individuals I've … Continue reading “We Are Here” by Amit Meyer, Israel.
No matter the situation, I always prefer to confront the problem rather than just ignoring it. An accident I had last year was no exception. I was on my way home after a long and tiresome day at school. It was evening time and the street was busy with people rushing back home to rest. … Continue reading “Just ignore it!” by Fatima Zahra El Hafa, Morocco
Agadir is one of the most famous cities in Morocco. People visit it during the whole year because they fall in love with its charm, warm weather, and the generosity of its citizens. Agadir is not only visited by Moroccans but also by foreigners, who admit how much they enjoy their stay in this beautiful … Continue reading Agadir’s beach suffers from pollution by Khadija Amahal, Morocco
Last week YaLa Alumni participated in a photo challenge. Participants from all over the region, including from Syria, Ghana, Palestine, and Israel, submitted photos from their weekend. Many photos included buildings and architecture, and they are pictured here.