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Life under lockdown: How many people can one tent hold?

Life under lockdown: How many people can one tent hold?

Poverty is nothing new. It’s always been there — in slums, in refugee camps, way up high in remote, mountainous villages. But now it’s getting worse. “This disease has put many people out of jobs and created more poverty,” our partner along the Syrian border recently...
Coronavirus around the world: Middle East

Coronavirus around the world: Middle East

Note: This is the third in a four-part series about how the coronavirus is affecting people around the globe. You can read about the effects of the pandemic in Africa here and in Latin America here, and check back soon on our blog to read the final post about Asia. ...
Making sense of what’s happening in Iraq

Making sense of what’s happening in Iraq

Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was killed by U.S. forces in Iraq Friday morning after violating a travel ban prohibiting him from entering Iraq and for allegedly planning attacks against U.S. diplomats. President Trump ordered the strike against Soleimani, a...
A refugee needs your help to survive the winter

A refugee needs your help to survive the winter

Freezing to death is probably not something you’ve ever had to worry about. But it’s a very real threat for refugees living in northern Iraq and Syria.Refugee families are counting down the days until the temperature drops and the freezing winds blow. They aren’t...
A medical clinic in Iraq helped save a man — twice!

A medical clinic in Iraq helped save a man — twice!

Jamail barely made it to the refugee camp alive. At the age of 78, he was forced to leave his home near Mosul and flee for his life — traveling over 70 miles on foot without food or water. The invasion of his home was terrifying enough, but the long journey nearly...
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