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Bana al-Abed, the 7-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Who Has Shared Her Story On Social Media, Is Now Writing a Memoir

Bana al-Abed, the 7-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Who Has Shared Her Story On Social Media, Is Now Writing a Memoir

Bana al-Abed, the 7-year-old Syrian refugee who has been an outspoken advocate for Syrian people on social media, is now releasing a memoir about her... Read More »

Meet Ilhan Omar: Former Refugee, Now First Somali-American State Representative

Meet Ilhan Omar: Former Refugee, Now First Somali-American State Representative

After her primary victory over the summer, Democrat Ilhan Omar has officially become the nation's first Somali-American Muslim female lawmaker. Omar... Read More »

"Quantico" Star Yasmine Al Massri Grew Up a Palestinian Refugee — Now She's Helping Refugees All Around the Globe

"Quantico" actress Yasmine Al Massri's life has been extraordinary in every sense of the word. Over the past decade, Al Massri has dominated the indie... Read More »

Swimming to Survive, Now Swimming for the Gold: Yusra Mardini's Story

Swimming to Survive, Now Swimming for the Gold: Yusra Mardini's Story

Last August, Syrian teen Yusra Mardini embarked on a month-long journey through Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece, carefully escaping capture and death. Ma... Read More »

This 15-Year-Old Syrian Girl Is Campaigning Against Child Marriage in Her Refugee Camp

This 15-Year-Old Syrian Girl Is Campaigning Against Child Marriage in Her Refugee Camp

This 15-year-old Syrian girl is campaigning against child marriage by offering drawing and acting classes to her peers in the Za'atari refugee camp in... Read More »

4 Influential American Women Who You Didn't Know Were Refugees

4 Influential American Women Who You Didn't Know Were Refugees

In the wake of the Paris attacks, there has been a robust conversation regarding the settlement of Syrian refugees. Given that the stories of refugee... Read More »