A decade of war in Syria has devastated the country and spawned one of the worst refugee crises in the world. Millions of Syrians fled for neighboring Lebanon and Jordan over the years, where they live to this day in makeshift camps. Millions more are displaced inside Syria. On March 9th, Foreign Policy, in partnership with World Vision International and the Syrian American Medical Society, brings you Syria’s Lost Generation, a six-part podcast about young Syrians who expected to live normal lives—going to school and making friends. Instead, they and their families were uprooted by war and traumatized by displacement. The series is reported from the region by journalist David Enders, who covered the Syrian war, and hosted by award-winning actor Liam Cunningham, who has worked with NGOs, including World Vision, to raise awareness for the plight of refugees.
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On this last episode of Syria's Lost Generation, we hear from Hussam Al-Haraky, who fled Syria with his family during the war and now lives in Germany.
Syria's Kill Box
On this episode of Syria's Lost Generation, we go to Idlib, the last province largely controlled by rebels fighting the Syrian government. The area, home to millions of internal refugees, is known as a kill box because it's entirely surrounded by government troops.
Displaced in Their Own Country
On this episode of Syria's Lost Generation, we hear from Syrians who have been internally displaced in and around Aleppo.
A Camp in the Desert
On this episode of Syria's Lost Generation, we hear about the mental health issues young refugees face in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Jordan.
On this first episode of Syria's Lost Generation, we hear from Nisrene, Ayoub. and Rouba, high school students in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley.
School of Hope
On this episode of Syria's Lost Generation, we hear from young refugees trying to get an education in Lebanon—and teachers committed to making their lives better.
One of the most pressing issues of our time is the crisis in Syria. This podcast explains why it should be top of mind.