Author: Reema

“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…

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


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…

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

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