Emergency

10/18/13

An Eye for Crying: Uncertain Future for Syrian Refugee Girls

Hanan is showing us a picture she drew on a torn piece of paper. In some ways it’s what you’d expect from an 8 year old. The people have smiling faces and amorphous bodies. The houses have pointed rooftops and windows.

10/18/13

Cyclone Phailin: Stories of Resilience

Because of early evacuation and other preventative measures, millions of lives on the coast of Eastern India were spared from Cyclone Phailin. But its severe storms and rainfalls did wreak havoc in the lives of many.

10/17/13

Gender and Emergencies

Emergencies have different impacts on men and women and often change household and community dynamics. Women are disproportionately affected by natural disasters and face specific challenges in armed conflict.

10/17/13

Fox News - Listening to the Forgotten Syrian Voice

For all the global attention on Syria, all the newspaper headlines, leaders’ speeches and millions of YouTube views, the voices of those bearing the heaviest cost of the conflict are absent from discussions of what to do.

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Help Future Generations

She was a top student. Now, violence and bullying keep her from school.

 

Raghad, age 11, should be in 5th grade, but hasn’t been to school in two-and-a-half years because she and her family have had to move so many times during the Syrian conflict.

10/11/13

Saving Syria’s Girls

Last week, I traveled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees. I knew I was about to hear gripping stories of families fleeing violence and destruction. I also knew that I'd see firsthand how Syria's civil war has impacted girls.

10/11/13

Reporter’s Notebook: On the Ground in Jordan With CARE

Every day, an untold number of Syrians make the choice to flee their homeland and a regime that's proven it has few boundaries. Many come to Jordan, where I recently spent several days chronicling their stories alongside the Atlanta-based international aid organization CARE.

10/11/13

International Day of the Girl: The Classroom is too Crowded for Refugee Daughters

When I arrived in Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees, I knew I would hear gripping stories of families fleeing violence that would also reveal how Syria’s civil war has impacted girls. 

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