• Middle East

    Advocates for Besieged Children Say Collaboration Is Essential

    by  • May 1, 2016 • Africa, Asia, Child Soldiers, Middle East • 

    Former child soldiers, including 147 boys and 5 girls, were reunited with their families in eastern Congo.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyGrim images from the small world of children are multiplying. Little bodies adrift in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas....

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    Fleeing Violence, Syrian Women Try to Cope in Turkey and Lebanon

    by  • April 6, 2016 • Gender-Based Violence, Human Rights, Middle East, Refugees, Syria, Women's Issues • 

    You Are Not Alone JOHANNA HIGGS

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyGAZIANTEP, Turkey — Amima and Fatima Jebari are Syrian sisters who fled last year to the southern Turkish city...

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    There Is No Military Solution for Syria

    by  • March 20, 2016 • Middle East, Syria • 

    Lakhdar Brahimi

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyOnly close cooperation between the United States and Russia can end the “terrible tragedy” in Syria, says Lakhdar Brahimi,...

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    Egypt’s Fertility Rate Turns Upward, but Why?

    by  • March 1, 2016 • Health and Population, Middle East, Women's Issues • 

    A USAID program in upper Egypt, in partnership with the government, promotes family planning and related services. Here, a neonatal clinic. Mohamed Abdel Wahab for USAID/Egypt

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyFor more than a quarter-century, beginning in the late 1970s, the number of children born to a woman in...

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    Syria’s Academics, Caught ‘Between a Hammer and a Hard Place’

    by  • February 7, 2016 • Education, Middle East, Syria • 

    Shells hit the architecture school at Damascus University in 2013.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyHe can’t risk the lives of family members by identifying himself by name, but he is willing to tell...

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    Syrian Women Are Ready to Participate in UN-Led Geneva Peace Talks

    by  • January 20, 2016 • Gender-Based Violence, Human Rights, Middle East, Syria • 1 Comment

    A family in Syria sheltering in the basement of an abandoned school, in March 2013. R. GARCIA VILANOVA/ICRC

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWhile new Syrian peace talks organized by the United Nations remain tentatively scheduled to begin on Jan. 25 in...

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    As Syrian Peace Talks Take Shape, How Will Women Take Part?

    by  • December 26, 2015 • Gender-Based Violence, Middle East, Peace and Security, Security Council, Syria, Women's Issues • 2 Comments

    Syrian women refugees at the Keleti train station in Budapest, Sept. 4, 2015. MSTYSLAV CHERNOV/CREATIVE COMMONS

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWhen the United Nations Security Council recently approved timelines to begin peace talks and institute a national cease-fire in...

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    For Female Syrian Refugees Settling Into New Jersey, a Quiet Struggle

    by  • December 16, 2015 • Middle East, Migration, Refugees, Women's Issues • 

    Syrian refugees

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslySOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — For some Syrian refugees, “home” is no longer the plains of war-torn Syria but the...

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    Report Accuses Russia of Attacks on Hospitals in Syria

    by  • November 24, 2015 • Middle East, Terrorism • 

    A "die-in" by the group Physicians for Human Rights to stop the bombing of hospitals in Syria. MICHAEL HNATOV/PHR

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAt the end of July, Physicians for Human Rights, a group of health care professionals who have been documenting...

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    At Vienna Talks on Syria’s Future, the UN Finds Several Roles to Play

    by  • November 15, 2015 • Middle East, Peace and Security, Refugees, Security Council, Terrorism • 

    At the Nov. 14 talks on Syria at the Grand Hotel in Vienna, from left: John Kerry, US secretary of state; Staffan de Mistura, UN special envoy for Syria; Sergey Lavrov, Russian foreign minister. US STATE DEPT.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe United Nations has wedged its way into playing a monitoring role in a possible cease-fire in Syria and...

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