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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

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.

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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.

One solution for food security: putting seeds in a vault

Sep 30, 2016
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault tries to keep a supply of crop seeds safe in case of food shortages.
A man carries one of the newly arrived boxes containing seeds from Japan and USA into the international gene bank Svalbard Global Seed Vault, outside Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, Norway.
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Aleppo bombings continue, as aid grows scarce

Sep 29, 2016
Before the war, Aleppo was Syria's largest city with its commercial center, thus an important and symbolic city.
Aleppo's citadel is seen through destruction in this picture taken on September 28, 2016 in the Farafira district, northwest of the city's historic citadel, after Syria's army took control of the rebel-held district after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes.
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