IRC in the News
Zaatari camp in Jordan has more than 140,000 Syrian refugees. Thousands of other refugees live in Jordanian towns close to the border with Syria. Humanitarian workers say they are preparing Syrian refugees for a return home, even though it is far from clear when that may be.
Najwan Al Ani sits in her El Cajon apartment and flips through a tattered study guide for the first phase of the United States Medical Licensing Examination. After she used the workbook to study for and pass the test in 2011, it's less a book and more a messy stack of pages saturated with highlighter ink.
MAFRAQ, Jordan — AS in the fairy tale, in Syria it was the children who pointed out that the emperor had no clothes.
Syria’s civil war began in March 2011 with demands for freedom from schoolchildren in the provincial town of Dara’a — kids like Muhammad, a skinny seventh grader. He still hasn’t recovered from the torture he endured, and he and his parents asked that his last name not be published.