Stories about Middle East & North Africa
25 June 2016
While the official reactions by most Balkan governments included expressions of guarded concern for the EU after the Brexit, Europhobic representatives of right-wing parties expressed joy via social networks.
President Obama is falling short on his pledge to accept Syrian refugees. But some Syrians already have visas and are living in the US, not as refugees, but as professors.
22 June 2016
"In the refugee camp, we have no facilities – even shoes we don’t have. There is no gym. Even the weather does not favor training..."
21 June 2016
19 June 2016
The Greek government is making an effort to support Muslim refugees during Ramadan, but for those stuck in limbo the holiday is also a painful reminder of better days.
17 June 2016
Douma graves have taught us that death has its own art forms in this war.
‘Mother, Don’t Cry If They Couldn’t Find My Body’: Remembering the 4,000 Syrian Refugees Who Died En Route to Europe
A humanitarian agency is working to increase global awareness about the refugees from Syria who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, releasing a film called “The Sea Cemetery.”
16 June 2016
"I was paralyzed by the idea of exile. This is the first time I had decided to flee the country without knowing exactly when I would return."
15 June 2016
The civilian militias hunting refugees along the country's borders are a major manifestation of the rising tide of xenophobia in Bulgaria. Yet the authorities are mostly silent on the issue.
14 June 2016
"It doesn’t matter exactly which religion made him hate us to death...It’s always the fear of those who are different, those who challenge the existing order."
They believe that peace and friendship is the best way to overcome problems and that art, especially photography, is a medium that can bring people closer together.
13 June 2016
11 June 2016
"It is an experience you would never want to go through unless you are truly desperate," Zozan Khaled Musa writers about her journey through Eastern Europe in search of refuge.
10 June 2016
"Even after an artist passes on, his art lives on..."
"The idea of a safe trip...was just a lie that we used to comfort ourselves. I knew that all of them were liars, getting rich in the trade of humans."
9 June 2016
"Employers discriminated against us. I met people who were forced to do hard labor for little money. They lived like robots. I didn’t want that."
8 June 2016
"It was very hard to decide if I wanted to leave this country without coming back again...Even if it’s dangerous, it is my country. I like this country."
7 June 2016
For two days, 36 of the best bloggers and vloggers in Africa, along with selected players on the African digital scene, presented their talents and know-how.