Despite holding all required legal documents, our writer was detained at an Istanbul checkpoint and jailed for two weeks alongside dozens of other foreign nationals, all locked up for trivial paperwork issues, many suffering violent beatings and other indignities.
اللاجئون والنازحون والمهاجرون السوريون
An exiled Syrian poet wonders why émigrés often prefer their second language when writing and speaking about the deeply emotional.
Despite the presence of Hezbollah, over 100,000 Syrian refugees live in south Lebanon, often for economic reasons. While outwardly they may appear to have adapted to the environment, inwardly most live in great private fear, estranged not just from their homeland but themselves.
One of hundreds of thousands displaced by Russian bombing last summer in southern Syria, our author was crammed into a tent with five other women, who passed the time telling one another their dreams and desires.
Scarred by events in their homeland, financially drained, and struggling to learn a new language, Syrian university students in Germany describe the challenges of rebuilding their lives and futures in exile.
For over 100,000 civilians expelled from Eastern Ghouta, their new homes in official shelters bear striking resemblance to the regime’s fearsome detention centers.
For Syrians, the past is long gone, while the future—a homeland free of Assad—is forbidden, writes Yassin al-Haj Saleh in this reflection on exile, time, and revolution.
The Assad regime has evicted over 75,000 civilians from just five towns and villages around Daraa. Now they’re demanding their right to return—but is anyone listening?
The surge of right-wing parties, its root causes and recent transformations, as well as its potential impact on refugees in Europe, discussed by Lama Rajeh in her third piece in Al-Jumhuriya.
The UN Refugee Agency seems to be talking about a pre-war Syria that had no crises, and that is now ravaged by an ultimately inexplicable war.
Macabre thoughts haunt Syrian writer Rustom Mahmoud as he finds himself in cold Paris. But if he leaves to feel alive again, what city would have him?