Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2024
Months after Morocco’s catastrophic earthquake, thousands of people in the High Atlas Mountains remain homeless and vulnerable as they rebuild their lives ... a long road to recovery lies ahead."
Growing up in Gaza, I dreamed of freedom. Now, abroad, gripped by guilt and panic, I long for the home I once wanted to escape, where loved ones endure genocide.
There is increasing concern among environmental experts that the land in the area was exposed to cyanide and sulfuric acid used at the mine for the extraction.
Germany's crackdown on Arabs and Muslims post-October 7 echoes past patterns of discrimination, leading to a profound sense of isolation and betrayal among them in the country.
A statement urging an end to internet shutdowns in Sudan. These shutdowns violate international law, exacerbating humanitarian crises, hindering emergency assistance, and impeding communication with loved ones.
Palestinian American author Randa Jarrar was forcibly removed for disrupting ceasefire opponent Mayim Bialik by reading the names of Palestinian writers killed by Israeli forces in Gaza.
Israel's inhumane treatment of Palestinian female prisoners not only violates international laws but also sends a clear message: anyone opposing the occupation risks having their dignity violated and privacy invaded.
Faravaz defied borders and societal norms, moving from early recognition in Iran to facing backlash, exile, and activism in Germany. Her journey is a testament to the resilience of Iranian women against oppression.
According to the Environment and Urbanization Ministry only 46,000 out of promised 300,000 homes have been finalized thus far, leaving many earthquake survivors in temporary shelters, containers and tents.