Hiba Dlewati

Jasmine Initiative Helps Displaced Syrian Women Be Entrepreneurs

Amman, Jordan — Sounds of laughter echo out of a small fifth-floor office overlooking Amman’s traffic-packed Medina Munawara Street. However, the women chatting over a cup of coffee inside are not friends or neighbors, but business entrepreneurs congratulating one another ...

Amman Skatepark a “Melting Pot” for Locals and Refugees

AMMAN, Jordan — “My life here is better. I can go out without problems. There is no shelling or fighting here,” said 17-year-old Ahmad Al Rayyan, perched on a colorful ramp in 7Hills Skatepark. Rayyan, a Syrian refugee who moved to ...

#SnapshotsOfExile: Covering the Syrian Refugee Crisis

What does war look like? Protests. Prison cells. Checkpoints. Armed men. Flattened houses. Smoke. Parents holding the bodies of their lifeless children. Entire cities made of dusty tents. Barefoot children selling flowers. Long lines in front of embassies. Black dinghies ...