23 May 2014

Regional Focus: Syria (Multimedia)

"Happy," Pharrell Williams - Syrian Refugees at Darasakran Refugee Camp in Erbil, Iraq (neofrollo BIS, May 2014) [info]
- Unfortunately, this video has been blocked for copyright reasons. I'm including the link, though, in the event things get sorted out!  This features young people dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" song, in the same vein as the many other fan videos that have been made since the song's official video debuted in Nov. 2013.

Neil Gaiman Shares his Perspectives of Syrian Refugees in Jordan - in Pictures (The Guardian, May 2014) [access]

Syrians on the Edge: The Status of Refugees in Neighboring Countries, Washington, DC, 20 May 2014 [access]
- Audio available for discussion on "findings from an ORSAM report that evaluates the effect of the Syrian refugee crisis on Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as on the more than 3 million Syrians who have fled their homeland to become refugees in neighboring countries."

TRACKS (UNHCR) [access]
- Web site that shares stories of refugees and aid workers. Begins "with a focus on Syrians displaced and dispersed by a relentless, brutal war. While the massive scale of this humanitarian crisis is hard to fathom, we hope these stories will help show the human costs of conflict in a way that is easy to grasp and impossible to ignore."

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (16 May 2014)

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