IRC in the News
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 He still hasn’t recovered from the torture he endured, and he and his parents asked that his last name not be published.
Six months ago, Fronteras reporter Jill Replogle reported on an Iraqi refugee family and their struggle to get safely to the U.S. Their son, who was an interpreter for U.S. troops, was killed in combat. Since that time the family has resettled in San Diego County. Replogle reports on how they're adjusting to life in the U.S. and how they're coping with the death of their son.
Speaking with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, IRC president David Miliband explains why Syria's civil war is regional crisis, not just a Syrian crisis.
Farming is peaceful. That’s what Hussein Alhamka likes about it. He walks the rows, feeling in under the leaves. He pulls a melon from the tangled vines and sets it in the tub he carries under his other arm. The morning sun flickers through his neighbor’s chest-high corn.