The Syrian refugee crisis is now at the top of the international agenda.  Pictures of refugees crossing the Mediterranean and risking their lives and that of their families have shook the world…

Hafez Ghanem |

Nine year old Reem probably had one of the shortest distances that Syrian refugees had to travel when fleeing the crisis in their country in 2012. Her family walked 30 km from their town of Deraa…

Ayat Soliman |

[[tweetable]]Roughly half of the world’s 60 million-plus displaced people are female[[/tweetable]] (the 60 million includes 19 million refugees and 41 million internally displaced people (IDPs).…

Omer Karasapan |

. World Bank Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa, Shanta Devarajan discusses potential economic scenarios for the region.

Shanta Devarajan |

In February 2012, I wrote a blog about the relevance to the Arab revolutions that had swept the region of  the UN’s then recently unveiled “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future worth…

Omer Karasapan |

To those European Union citizens who think that the ongoing “refugee invasion” into the EU is quickly becoming economically unsustainable: If the experience of Syria’s neighbors is anything to go…

Massimiliano Calì, Samia Sekkarie |

Pre-war, 93% of Syria’s children attended schools and some 25% of eligible youth attended tertiary institutions. But well over half of Syria’s youth in higher education are estimated to be…

Omer Karasapan |

On International Refugee Day (June 20th), the world was focused on the plight of the 60 million and rising number of displaced people. As the British-Somali poet Warsan Shire put it, “No one…

Omer Karasapan |

In what has been called one of the biggest refugee crises in history, over half of Syria’s population has been displaced over the past four years. Neighboring countries have become home to…

Ghanimah Al-Otaibi, Maha El-Swais |

“I went to Turkey with low expectations, thinking I will meet with angry kids who had got used to the fact they’re ‘refugees, ’ said Middle East tech entrepreneur Moe Ghashim, on his first visit…

Christopher M. Schroeder |