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Lebanon

Syrian Seeds Rescued from Aleppo

One of the world's most important collections of biodiverse seeds based in Aleppo, Syria, came under threat as the war reached its door.

Lebanon: Hoop Dreams

Ahmad wants to be a basketball star when he grows up. For now, he's working toward his unlikely goal thanks to a Lebanese NGO that believes such dreams are important for disadvantaged children.

Refugee Survival in Lebanon

A photo portrait of refugee life in Lebanon, which has more Syrian refugees per capita than any other country. Without official camps or sufficient funding, these refugees struggle to survive.

When Fleeing War Becomes Illegal

Amid the millions of refugees from Syria flooding into Lebanon and Jordan, one minority group is the most marginalized of all. Palestinians are refugees with literally nowhere to go.

October 19, 2016

Syrian Seeds Sow Hope for Global Food Security

Jennifer Duggan, Jacob Russell

A research center is rebuilding their seed collection in Lebanon after fleeing Aleppo in Syria. Their collection is of vital importance for global food security in a changing climate.

November 11, 2014

Stories of Hope: Growing Up in Lebanon

Ari Daniel

Beirut is fissured from political and sectarian strain. Many of the kids living there are on the edges of those cracks. This project tells the stories of those kids as radio and video portraits.

August 13, 2013

Syria’s Displaced: Regional Implications

Alisa Roth, Hugh Eakin

At least 1.5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria. Most have taken refuge in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, where they are straining resources and raising concerns about regional stability.

December 31, 2007

Refuge in Ruin: Returning to Nahr al-Bared

Don Duncan, William Wheeler

All year, a string of car bombs, assassinations and the encampment of anti-government protesters in downtown Beirut had elevated fears that Lebanon's deepening political crisis could ignite an all-out war. Then a fierce clash erupted May 20 that pitted the national army against a surprising foe: a little-known militant...

This Week: Congress Considers

If Congress authorizes a punitive military strike against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, it will have consequences far beyond Syria’s borders.

This Week: Through The Wire

Hezbollah have entered the war in Syria on the side of the regime—yet in neighboring Lebanon, they offer aid to those who flee from their aggression.

Round two: Meet the winners

Bethany Whitfield, Pulitzer Center

From finding the truth about military dictatorships like Burma to creating a solution for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, the questions of our latest Global Issues/ Citizen Voices Project pressed for thought and analysis on some of today's most complex and difficult global issues. Here's what our four winners had to say on the topics and how their past experiences and research influenced their answers.

Pedestrian Safety

Students investigate educational resources about the safety of pedestrians in developing countries and design mock letters to politicians in charge of roads in a developing country.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.