“This is the easiest place to work, especially when you have kids,” Haneya Magdy said. Her daughter sits in her school clothes nearby. Magdy has been coming to the association since she was thirteen. “It’s close to home, it’s fun, and there’s a community,” she added.

Protecting the Environment and Supporting Egyptian Women

The sounds of the banging wooden frames of the looms, Egyptian pop music playing from cell phones, and side conversations fill the rooms of the Association for the…

Replacing one of the damaged electric current transformers.

Rebuilding Raqqa’s Electrical Grid

The battles that Raqqa Province witnessed between the Islamic State (ISIS) and the internationally supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ravaged the infrastructure throughout the province. According to the…

Most of the children living with their mothers in the garden spend their days playing, eating, and sitting together. For Abadeya, staying in front of the UNHCR is the most secure choice. “We wouldn’t really be allowed to stay anywhere else,” she told MENA Source. “Here, the children can play, they are outdoors, and the place is generally safer.” (December 1st, 2016)

Life in the Garden: The Daily Struggles of Sudanese Refugee Women in Cairo

September 16, 2018

Idlib: Civilian Life in the DMZ

There are tentative hopes that a Russia-Turkey backed deal for a demilitarized zone of about 15-20 km (9-12 miles) around the city of Idlib will hold. So far,…

Ragia and Amany spend up to 8 hours daily on their feet putting the paper together. They are both 31 years old and have been working in papyrus production ever since they married into the family 16 years ago.

Preserving Egypt’s Heritage: The Enduring Skills of Papyrus Making in the Villages of Qaramous


Portraits of the Displaced from Daraa

After the regime and its Russian allies began an assault on the southern city of Daraa in June 2018, more than 350,000 people were internally displaced. These are their stories.

“My wounds are rotting, while nobody from the Yemeni officials answers my calls,” says Khatab Al-Ruaiani, 28, a soldier wounded twice at the battlefield in Taiz, in his back and thigh. “I joined the army because I wanted to serve my country and I never imagined that my country would forget me like this.”

Alone and Forgotten: Injured Yemeni Soldiers Persist in Egypt

The past year has been agony for a group of war-wounded Yemeni soldiers. As part of national medical and financial assistance to wounded soldiers, many were flown out…


Women Propping up Egypt’s Agricultural Sector

A regular day for the working women of Ezbet Boghdady in Egypt’s Sharqeya governorate starts at sunrise. They wake early to go to the fields, tending to crops…


PHOTO ESSAY: How One Syrian Woman is Supporting Her Family in Egypt قصة مصورة | امرأة سورية واحدة تعول أسرتها في مصر

Ain Essa Education

Reinventing the City of Ain Issa Post-ISIS


Portraits of Egypt’s Economic Crisis

Globe Roundabout in Idlib city after renovation. The Roundabout had been destroyed earlier by Russian airstrikes.

Idlib: Life After the Bombs Stop


Syria’s Underground Schools : Preserving Education in Times of War


Actions and Reactions to the Evolution of ISIS in Libya

Protesters throw stones towards riot police during a demonstration against alleged corruption in the provincial town of Imzouren, Morocco, June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Factbox: Protests in Morocco’s Rif Region