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  In light of the recent, horrifying attack on France’s capital on Friday, and in light of the Syrian refugee crisis plaguing the Middle East and all of Europe, America’s finest gun-humping xenophobes and Republican presidential hopefuls have responded the way we knew they would: like a bunch of bigoted, fear-mongering children. Human Troll (and dickhead) Donald Trump believes that Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the United States “could be one of the great Trojan horses” because “we have no idea who these people are. Read More
This week, Refinery29 launched “Behind The Headlines: Daughters of Paradise,” a beyond-stunning multimedia feature, which explores the lives of three Syrian women who have been displaced to Turkey due to the civil war. The feature presents a unique perspective on what the United Nations’ Refugee Agency has called “the worst humanitarian crisis of our generation.”  Here are the stories of three women refugees, “daughters of a vanished Syrian paradise,” who someday hope return. Read More
Nada and her family I'm from Benghazi — the largest city in the Cyrenaica region, Libya's second largest city and the former joint capital of the country. Libya is a North African country bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan, Chad, and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres, it is the 17th largest country in the world.The capital, Tripoli, is home to two million of Libya's six million people. Libya has the 10th largest proven oil reserves in the world. Read More