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Mariam, Syrian refugee

Mariam and her children fled Syria’s conflict two years ago. She strives to shelter, educate and feed her children. Mariam’s story is echoed in most of the settlements in Lebanon, where women make up more than half of the 1.1 million registered refugees. And more than 65% of refugee children don...

Noor, Syrian refugee

Noor, 30, fled the war in Syria with her handicapped husband and two children, a girl, 4, and a boy, 3. She is a teacher by training and has set up a school in a Syrian refugee settlement by the Mediterranean Sea, offering free classes to children. 66% of the Syrian refugee children in Lebanon...

Noor, a Syrian refugee in North Lebanon, decided to turn her tent into a school where she teaches Syrian boys and girls aged 4 to 10 Arabic, English, and sciences.

Ignored Security Council resolutions, escalating conflict and political inertia: Syria’s suffering civilians deserve better. Enormous numbers have had to flee violence in Syria. People of all political persuasion, ages, religious belief and background. Their views are diverse, and strongly held...

Rebecca, South Sudan

“Getting an education is my number one priority," says Rebecca Elija, displaced in Melut, South Sudan. “I wanted to be a doctor but the crisis happened and forced us to move from our homes and postpone our dreams. An experience like this forces you to grow up. When we arrived...

Mary, South Sudan

Mary Nyidor is a journalist from Bor town, South Sudan. "The first thing I share on the radio is the message of peace," says Mary.  She sees her role as helping to bring people together in South Sudan.

Stella, South Sudan

Stella Gitano is a writer, teacher and a poet based in Juba, South Sudan. She moved back to South Sudan after independence, filled with patriotic spirit, to participate in building the nation. Stella says: Writers have a huge responsibility in nation-building as they reflect what is happening in...

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