Before I started working at Skaramagas refugee camp in Athens, I did not know what to expect from the children. Ever since I can remember, I have been hearing about the Yazidi-Arab tension; and thus, being an Arab myself, I was worried that my hopes of becoming the girls’ older sister would eventually turn to … Continue reading Beyond Our Differences by Rahma Henchiri, Tunisia
SYRIA — She was 13 when the war began in her country. She still remembers the days of playing and happiness: the sun shining, children running around the trees, and the sound of the birds...
It all started one morning, when one of my friends saw a sign posted on a board at a university building. The sign (pictured below) was a small, A4 sized white paper sheet, that contained this message: "In a complaint of sexual harassment that was filed by a Ph.D student and a research assistant against … Continue reading Make Universities Safe Again by Ayelet Kessel, Israel – photo essay –
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
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