The war in Ukraine is pushing bread prices higher in the Middle East. That could lead to unrest.

Mar 28, 2022
High bread prices have helped topple governments in the region.
Egyptian men work in a bakery at a market in Cairo on March 17, 2022. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has caused wheat prices to soar — necessary for bread, an important food staple in the Middle East.
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Refugee-owned restaurant's traditional recipe helps it stay afloat during pandemic

Feb 3, 2021
A Syrian restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, is shipping its baklava across the country.
Aleppo Sweets, a Syrian restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, is shipping its baklava across the country.
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Then and now: Syrian refugees reflect on their lives

Sep 5, 2018
They found new homes in Turkey, along with frustration, resignation and hope.
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What it's like for a Syrian refugee to become the sole breadwinner

Aug 24, 2018
Amna Hafez is like thousands of other Syrian women in Turkey who've been forced to create a new life for themselves and their families.
Amna Hafez never expected to work, but she didn’t want her daughters to feel the financial impact of their father’s death.
Courtesy of Sumaya Alkhooly

One Syrian refugee’s story: From civil engineer to daycare owner

Aug 16, 2018
As a Syrian living in Turkey, Dania Abdulbaqi struggled to find formal work as an engineer.
After struggling to find work as an engineer, Dania Abdulbaqi opened a daycare in Gaziantep, Turkey.
Courtesy of Mahmoud Al Basha

Checking in with Syrian refugees one year later

Sep 20, 2017
A family of six adjusts to life in the Connecticut suburbs.
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Rebuilding your financial life in the U.S. as a refugee

Jul 28, 2017
"The system in Syria is different. We don't have credit. We deal only in cash."
Syrian couple Jay Abdo and Fadia Afashe.
Courtesy of Fadia Afashe

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Syrian refugees are migrating to a California city that didn't expect them

Jul 4, 2017
With no federal funding, volunteers and advocacy groups in Fresno are scrambling to assist families.

The price of Russia’s support of Syria is steep

Apr 7, 2017
Weapons, oil and other investments keep money flowing between the two countries.

Fear of visa ban puts Minnesota's Somali community on edge

Jan 25, 2017
President Donald Trump is expected soon to order a ban on granting visas to citizens of several Muslim-majority countries.  The nations expected to be listed are Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia. Minnesota is home to the nation’s largest concentration of Somalis, and reports of a pending ban are making people tense.