Theatre transforms trauma into art for Syrian women actors in 'The Trojan Women'

Theatre transforms trauma into art for Syrian women actors in 'The Trojan Women'

Heather McRobie with openDemocracy – WNN Features (WNN/OD) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: In December 2013 a small group of volunteers organized a production of ‘SYRIA: The Trojan Women’ with female Syrian refugees now living in Jordan. novelist, journalist and PhD candidate at Oxford University Heather Katherine McRobie speaks to two of the organizers, Charlotte Eagar […]

Syria’s refugees face numerous landmine dangers as they flee into northern Iraq

Syria’s refugees face numerous landmine dangers as they flee into northern Iraq

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Fleeing the Syrian conflict isn’t getting any easier. In the past month approximately 59,000 Syrians have fled to northern Iraq, says Mines Advisory Group (MAG) in  a new release outlining current conditions. The trek from Syria to the Kurdistan region in Iraq is not a safe one. […]

Syria women in transition: From revolution to survival

Syria women in transition: From revolution to survival

Rochelle Jones for AWID – WNN Improve It (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In an AWID – Association for Women’s Rights in Development interview Rajaa Altalli, co-founder and Public Relations Director of the CCSDS – Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria talks about the impacts of Syria’s humanitarian crisis on women, their priority shift […]

School children face heightened dangers as Syrian conflict escalates

School children face heightened dangers as Syrian conflict escalates

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Geneva, Switzerland, UNITED NATIONS: Chronicling an increasing amount of evidence in actions of crime against humanity and using a weapon of mass destruction during the ongoing and escalating crisis in Syria, a United Nations Human Rights Council commission in Geneva has publicly released a definitive statement this week. The […]

Advocates say: Girl children hit hardest in Syrian crisis

Advocates say: Girl children hit hardest in Syrian crisis

WNN Breaking (WNN/RW) Damascus, SYRIA, MIDDLE EAST: Aid agency World Vision is voicing concerns that the risk of girls as young as 12 being married could increase, as parents who flee Syria struggle to protect their children amid a deepening humanitarian crisis. Reports from aid agencies and UN bodies show some parents taking refuge in […]

SYRIA: Infant breastfeeding can “save lives” says world agencies

SYRIA: Infant breastfeeding can “save lives” says world agencies

WNN Breaking (WNN/RW) Aman, JORDAN: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) along with the UN Refugee Agency, the World Health Organization and two global NGOs – Non-Governmental Organizations are strongly urging those involved in funding, planning and implementing the emergency response to the Syria crisis to avoid unnecessary illness and death in children by promoting […]