Dec 11, 2020

How Palestine refugees cope during the coronavirus


While access to free healthcare, education, relief, and social services have been a mainstay of its operations from day one, UNRWA has adapted its presence on the ground in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and the occupied Palestinian territory—including East Jerusalem—to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Photo Essay

Nov 17, 2020

How ‘artivism’ can change society—in Afghanistan and beyond

By Kabir Mokamel and Omaid Sharifi

Art can be used as an outlet for self-expression, but also as a tool to advocate for human rights. Through art, we can share the untold stories of the civil society, win back the hearts and minds of our fellow citizens, and send a clear message that activism in South Asia is vigorous and flourishing, and—in a region that continues to face many challenges—demonstrate that change is possible.

Afghanistan Civil Society


Sep 10, 2020

Forgotten quarter: Beirut blast survivors in the Karantina neighborhood

By Zahra Hankir and Lynn Chaya

Journalists Zahra Hankir and Lynn Chaya spoke to dozens of survivors about their experiences before, during, and after the August 4 Beirut blast. Here are some of their stories.

Lebanon Middle East

Photo Essay

Apr 6, 2020

The fifth wave

By Maria Muzalevskaya

“I didn’t betray my country. But I have more options here.” Russian artist Maria Muzalevskaya speaks to those who have left Putin's Russia.

Human Rights Migration

Photo Essay

Nov 7, 2019

A walk through Berlin: Thirty years after the Fall

By John Dunton-Downer

John Dunton-Downer provides a glimpse of Berlin as it celebrates its recovered unity three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall.


Photo Essay

Aug 31, 2019

On the ground with Iron Wolf: NATO put to the test

By Ieva Budzeikaite

An up-close look at NATO forces preparing to defend the Alliance's vital eastern flank.

NATO Northern Europe