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22 Oct 2015 description
report Peace Direct

Amber Webb argues that in the debate over the labels given to the millions fleeing conflict an important voice is not being heard – the people themselves.

08 Sep 2015 description
report Peace Direct

September 7 2015: In May 2015, a forum to address women's security issues in the MENA region was held in Iraq. Ala Ali reflects on the discussions of the forum and its recommendations for strengthening women's rights in contexts of extremism.

27 May 2015 description
report Peace Direct

May 1 2015: The conflict in Syria has seen huge numbers of people fleeing the violence. Amber Webb provides an overview of the situation they face as refugees, which depends on the country they arrive in.

The conflict in Syria has produced one of the worst humanitarian crises in nearly two decades. The flow of refugees escaping violence has been unrelenting, and neighbouring countries are now buckling under its impact. Regional stability is deteriorating, and refugees and host countries alike are suffering from the burden of conflict.