An increasing number of women and children fleeing war and ISIS captivity are exhibiting lethargy and apathy with resemblance to depressive stupor or catatonia, in connection to traumatic events and reaction patterns involving “apathic introversion” or Resignation Syndrome [continue reading].
Iraqi Syrian Refugees
Having fled Islamic State and crossed the border, a lost generation skips school for a life of back-breaking hardship. Khaled, a 12-year-old boy, said his parents were too poor to send him to school. Instead he toils in the fields for two five-hour shifts when the work is [continue reading].
The latest report on Iraq’s refugee crisis from International Organisation for Migrants (IOM) identified five-hundred and sixty-nine thousand, seven-hundred and twenty-two (569,722) families forced to flee their homes from January 1st 2014 to the 31st of March 2016; [continue reading].
“Whenever a war wages, our women end up as the victims,” said Capt Khatoon Khider, a member of the Sun Ladies, A significant number of women and children in the large Iraqi refugee community in Syria are forced into sexual exploitation by criminal gangs or, in [continue reading].
In the second episode of its new season, Vice takes on no small task in covering the premier humanitarian issue of today: the Syrian refugee crisis, the largest refugee migration since World War II. Following the refugees on their journey, Vice sets out to cover not only the [continue reading].
In conducting these interviews Vice effectively shows the impact of even the smallest, so-called “isolated” incident of racism or Islamophobia, as well as the effects of political rhetoric in stirring these acts. The segment’s biggest success is in providing a face to the [continue reading].
Shawkat Hasan’s journey to Canada began as a young boy in a refugee camp in the West Bank in the 1950s, when he found a little surprise in the pocket of a donated article of clothing. “I got a piece of paper in one of the clothes they distribute, of someone [continue reading].
Mohamed and his wife, Roqa, took their two young daughters, Rushin and Reema, and fled Syria. Two years and 1,500 miles later, I met them in front of the State Office for Health and Social Issues in Berlin and decided to help them. As bombs fell over Syria, Mohamed and his wife, [continue reading].