World Humanitarian Day 2019

By Muhammad, Iraq When ISIS came to Iraq a few years ago, families ran from the war zones. They lost their houses and everything they owned. Most of the refugees are from Mosul, Tikrit, Diyala and Ramadi. Most of them are Arabs and Turkmen. I personally helped the displaced families of Tal Afar and Mosul. … Continue reading World Humanitarian Day 2019

Traditional Tunis

 By Imen, Tunisia I took these photos in the lovely Medina of Tunis, my favorite place in the city.     In these photos, you can see a young Tunisian guy who is working hard at a traditional job, which he inherited from his father. He's doing it with love and passion, and he was … Continue reading Traditional Tunis

Chaos & Faith

By Paula Where chaos and faith are found in every corner: Jerusalem       This is just one example of the important work produced by YaLa’s citizen journalists, a program funded by the European Union’s Peacebuilding Initiative in order to enable young leaders from across the Middle East and North Africa to document and … Continue reading Chaos & Faith

Notre Dame De Sion by Clody, Israel

"This land is a land of peoples who each have their own memories. As a Christian who is part of a community with a living presence here of 140 years,  we too, have a memory as a community. A community of sisters who have served the Arab community who had lived here in this village, and … Continue reading Notre Dame De Sion by Clody, Israel

I am part of this city, and it is part of me

by Rowan - Gaza, Palestine These are pictures of a city that is frequently mentioned on the news, often sad news, wars, siege, power and water cuts... This is my beautiful city of Gaza, part of the state of Palestine, with an area of 360 square kilometers, with a population of approximately 2 million. I … Continue reading I am part of this city, and it is part of me

Buildings

Youba Darif, Morocco   Buildings also can speak and tell people's stories, history, lifestyle, visions, struggles, hopes, and aspirations. During my recent travels in my country, Morocco, I discovered the essence of my magnificent culture and civilization by looking at the small details in buildings which witness a tremendous history. Each building in the following … Continue reading Buildings

Tales of Tripoli: Vivid Colors Despite The Paleness of Dismay by Rawan, Libya

Movements of the Tripoli streets are unaffected by life in Libya, or lack thereof in this case. Every day is a new day. We thank God for what we are given, we drive our children to school, we buy the groceries our wives ordered, we do our tedious jobs and... and we make lemonade.