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Critical Condition: a Syrian Female Doctor Makes a Desperate Plea to the U.N. for Help

11/04/2014

Before the uprising began more than three years ago, the Syrian healthcare system was suffering, but now it is in critical condition and desperate need of life-saving support.

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Women Fleeing Islamic State in Iraq

Let’s Talk About Sexual Violence

10/02/2014

When studying in Jordan last fall, I was stunned by the silence around sexual violence experienced by women in Syrian refugee camps. In Arab communities, where social stigma and family honor carry huge weight, consequences of sexual violence extend far beyond scarring psychological trauma to fear of alienation and even honor killing.

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Syrian Woman in Halak, Aleppo

Syria’s Forgotten Civilians

09/26/2014

As atrocities committed by the self-declared Islamic State (IS), also called ISIS or ISIL, dominate media headlines, we must not forget the civilians who have been suffering since long before IS gained a stronghold in parts of Syria and Iraq.

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Nurse and Doctor in Qusayr, Syria

What Did President Obama Leave Out of His Speech on the Islamic State?

09/12/2014

On the same turf that IS operates other actors are committing mass atrocities, while enjoying full impunity.

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While Syria Burns

07/17/2014

I had mixed emotions about the latest "good news" on humanitarian aid in Syria. The U.N. Security Council has passed a long overdue resolution that -- if implemented -- will save the lives of Syrians trapped in desperate circumstances by the war.

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