Border violence is a growing area of concern across the world. Literary scholar Dr. Olga Michael shares insights on how it is perceived in the West.
The Gift of Freedom: How Liberating Another Helped Me Liberate Myself
To be wild is to accept the paradoxes and contradictions inherent in life instead of driving yourself crazy trying in vain to resolve them.
How Design is Enabling Social Change in Southeast Asia and the Middle East
Design is not just about pretty lights and wallpaper, it is an enabler of social change.
Refugees of the Mediterranean: Reflections of a Greek Cypriot
When I think about what is happening to refugees in the Mediterranean, I realize that history repeats itself in harsh ways.
#WorldRefugeeDay at the UN: The Faces of “Refugees”
On June 20, people around the world took note of #WorldRefugeeDay. But for the 60 million people who became refugees this past year, many whom are now languishing in camps in Greece, Turkey, and elsewhere, a day and a hashtag are just points in a line without end.
Rejected by the World: A Refugee’s Journey
The war that has so far claimed over a quarter million Syrian lives, including those of 30,000 children, has also displaced Thair and his entire family, disrupted his studies, and left the recent university graduate feeling squeezed out of the successful future he had long imagined and worked hard to achieve.
Performance Art Project #OrangeVest Sends SOS for Refugees
For a moment last summer the photograph of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on the shores of Izmir, roused near-universal empathy for people seeking refuge in Europe from violent conflict at home. Of the more than 1 million refugees, mostly from Syria and Afghanistan, who arrived in Europe since the beginning of 2015, over 85 percent entered Europe through Greece.