Stories about War & Conflict from July, 2017
"At a minimum, the numerous problems with rights and freedoms in Russia suck up a lot of time...which doesn’t leave energy for problems taking place far from Russia."
Syrians fleeing the country's civil war are trying to find a place in Brazil they can call home.
"The stench of the tear gas is everywhere. You can still hear the muffled echo of explosions, sometimes far away, sometimes close by. A constant, incomprehensible chain of events. ""Seguí sin comprender el motivo del ataque. ¿Existe alguna justificación a su potencia desproporcionada? El mero pensamiento me llena de amargura. No la hay, por supuesto."
"The current system and the impunity that it protects, is one of the most visible legacies of the dictatorship in Chile"
"France contributed to training and the international recognition of the government which organized the massacres (in Rwanda)".
“Caracas is different, it has a sense of identity. There is fear for sure, but there is also the happiness of small things. [...] The small hidden treasures.”
"Wherever we may be, Venezuelans just want to vote. Even when we have to organize the elections ourselves. To vote and vote, even if the government denies us the right."
For Syrian Refugees Living in Jordan, Journalism Offers Hope and Opportunity to Rebuild Their Homeland
For Syrian refugees in Jordan, Syrians Between Us provides the skills they need to tell their own stories.
"I don’t know what will happen, but we will plant zucchini."
The confusion has been exacerbated by the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari who has been on medical leave in London since May, leaving behind a divided nation.
"Those leaders were partly responsible for the displacement of Syrians. Maybe they will feel what it feels like to be vulnerable."
"Whatever happened, we have to recognize that the response towards these attacks where refugees/Syrians are all assumed guilty is inhumane"
The "Eid in Mosul" campaign was launched to visit those who had been trapped under Islamic State rule in Mosul.
"Never underestimate a blockade on #internetVE just because you know how to change your DNS. It is a violation to EVERYONE's rights."
"It is absurd that security forces are using outdated laws to silence and punish journalists who have committed no crime," wrote the editor of The Irrawaddy.