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From a Syrian refugee settlement: the simple touch
24th Jan, 14 | Posted by Tanya Penny
From a Syrian refugee settlement: the simple touch

There are words we are trained not to use as humanitarian communicators. Traumatised is one of them. It’s a word with a very specific meaning, used to diagnose a very specific condition. But as I looked at this little boy standing with a plastic gun aimed at my head...

Syria: All we should be saying, is give peace a chance
2nd Sep, 13 | Posted by Tim Costello
Syria: All we should be saying, is give peace a chance

Today Australia steps into one of the most significant roles on the global stage. We do so at a time of grave international turmoil. As president of the United Nations Security Council, Australia is now responsible for leading the discussion on the Syrian conflict as support for a US-led...

A letter to Muna, for our birthday
29th Aug, 13 | Posted by Meg Sattler
A letter to Muna, for our birthday

Dear Muna, It’s been hard to stop thinking about you since we met the other day. Perhaps it’s because we share a birthday. You turned one this week. I turned 29. When I was born, my mum knew I wasn’t going to wait. She gathered her things, rushed to...

Life as a Syrian refugee in a camp of 116,000 – tents, tokens and uncertainty
16th Jul, 13 | Posted by Kate Rose
Life as a Syrian refugee in a camp of 116,000 – tents, tokens and uncertainty

Jordan has a population less than a third of Australia’s,  but the country is currently hosting some 600,000 people who have fled fighting in Syria. Most are in the community, but some 116,000 with nowhere else to go are living in Za’atari refugee camp, a tent city in the...

Syria: A generation on pause
19th Jun, 13 | Posted by Joy Toose
Syria: A generation on pause

I worry that without education, these children will be a forgotten generation, just surviving, waiting out the war. Their whole life paused, except that they are still getting older. Some of them will be adults before this conflict is over.

Syrian crisis 101: Three things you should know
13th Jun, 13 | Posted by Joy Toose
Syrian crisis 101: Three things you should know

There's been a lot said about the ongoing conflict in Syria, but not as much about the refugee crisis that's seen more than 6.5 million people forced to flee. World Vision's Joy Toose writes from Lebanon.