Monthly Archives: November 2016

Doodsbang als in Calais de zon ondergaat

Geplaatst in het Nederlands Dagblad op 17 oktober 2016. De Sudanees Ezzedine Abdellatief is pas vijftien jaar, maar heeft in zijn leven meer verschrikkingen meegemaakt dan menig volwassene. In zijn geboortestreek Darfur is het levensgevaarlijk; gewapende conflicten zijn aan de … Continue reading

Articles Middle East

As IS loses power, will group tap women jihadis to fight?

Published by Al-Monitor on November 16, 2016.  The glory days of the so-called caliphate are over. For the past two years, the Islamic State (IS) has suffered severe losses on the battlefield, and it seems only a matter of time … Continue reading

Articles Middle East, European ISIS fighters, Syria , ,

Syrian mother becomes Marvel’s latest superhero

Published by Al-Monitor on Octobre, 2016. Marvel Comics usually publishes comic books about superheroes who save the world from villains, but this time, they’ve decided to do something different. “Madaya Mom,” a Syrian mother of five living in the besieged Syrian … Continue reading


Trouwen op je veertiende

Geplaatst in Trouw op 11 oktober 2016.  HIGHLIGHT: kindhuwelijken | In vluchtelingenkampen in Jordanië huwelijken Syrische ouders hun dochters uit. Uit armoede en uit traditie. Busra’s toekomstige echtgenoot zag haar voor het eerst toen ze van school naar huis liep … Continue reading

Articles Middle East, Jordan, Syria

How this 14-year-old Syrian refugee is fighting to end child marriage

Published by Al-Monitor on September 22, 2016.  ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan — Omaima Hoshan, 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was … Continue reading

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‘Vroeg of laat barst de dam in Jordanië’

Geplaatst in De Tijd op 22 september 2016. AMMAN- Hoe langer de oorlog in Syrië duurt, hoe onrustiger het wordt in het – voorlopig – stabiele buurland Jordanië. De vluchtelingenstroom dreigt de boel te doen ontploffen. ‘We kunnen het niet … Continue reading

Articles Middle East, Jordan, Syria ,

Thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan finally back in school

Published by Al-Monitor on September 12, 2016 IRBID, Jordan — After years of trying to get Mohammed into a public school, his mother Alaa had almost given up. Since the family fled from Syria to Jordan in 2012, Mohammed has … Continue reading

Articles Middle East, Jordan, Syria

How this young Yazidi is bringing hope to IS victims

Published by Al-Monitor on July 6, 2016.  AMSTERDAM — Pari Ibrahim, 27, was a regular law student in the Netherlands who had a job in a library until she received a phone call at 5 a.m. in August 2014 that … Continue reading

Articles Middle East, Iraq (Kurdistan)