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AMMAN - In a secret shelter in the Jordanian capital Amman, 52-year-old Fatima runs a hand over the scar that has shaped her life.

Almost 30 years ago, her father shot her and her sister to “cleanse the family’s honour” after her younger sibling got pregnant out of wedl...

August 11, 2017

We talk to a remarkable man who, with the help of residents and volunteers, has brought education to children at informal camps in Turkey.

As the sweltering Turkish heat beams down on a makeshift school outside Adana, 30 Syrian children eagerly wait for the start of ter...

June 20, 2017

On World Refugee Day, we talk to a family who fled to Turkey and say there are no schools or safe spaces for their children to grow and thrive.

As the sun sets over an informal refugee camp in the south of Turkey, Fawaz and his two-year-old son Ali play on the soft gras...

May 5, 2015

 

Extremism of any kind is always ripe for satire. This is perhaps why The Al-Basheer Show - essentially Iraq's version of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show – is doing so well in a country plagued by sectarian violence, government corruption and the rise of a little-known Is...

 

In a corrugated iron building a few miles from Jericho’s town center, rows of dirt trays are stacked floor to ceiling. Inside the trays, soft white mushrooms grow under florescent lights. Women in matching aprons and colorful headscarves pick the day’s harvest and pac...

December 9, 2013

 

Scuttling down small quiet allies in the north of Jordan, thirteen-year-old Amar clutches a bag of falafel and a fresh batch of pitta bread. Grateful for the extra warmth on a cold December morning, he holds the bags tight to his threadbare jumper. It had rained the n...

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