Country: Lebanon

Palestinian refugees collect aid parcels at a United Nations food distribution centre in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, January 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/Zuma/A. Amra)

Humanitarian aid in the Middle East

UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces imminent collapse

Following the explosion in August: Ayoub Jouni on the roof of his house in Beirut (photo: Andrea Backhaus)

Lebanon after the explosion

Beirut's aftermath – shattering as 15 years of civil war

Still of main character Hoda taken from Farah Shaer's short film "Shakwa" (photo: Farah Shaer)

Gender inequality in the Middle East

Gritty Lebanese film challenges marital rape impunity in Arab world

Logo of the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin 2020 (source: humanrightsfilmfestivalberlin.de)

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin

Lives in limbo

Journalists protest against censorship in Tunis, January 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/N. Fauque)

Freedom of speech in the Middle East

Arabs follow fake news, while the dream of progress dies

Ethiopian women deported from Saudi Arabia in 2017 wait in Addis Ababa to be picked up by their families (photo: Mulugeta Ayene/AP)

Migrant workers in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon

Exploited, locked up, abandoned

A window frame on Mounir al-Khodr's roof terrace in Beirut is removed (photo: Julia Neumann)

One month after the Beirut port explosion

"We sweep trauma under the carpet and carry on"

Naima Shalhoub (photo: Tarik Kazaleh)

Album review: Naima Shalhoub's "Siphr"

Juxtaposing harsh realities with bright hope

Emmanuel Macron (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/G. Fuentes)

French President in Beirut

Can Macron save Lebanon?

A man looks out of the window of his damaged apartment in downtown Beirut at the destruction caused by the explosion in Beirut Port, 14.08.2020 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Naamani)

Overcoming fear and mistrust

Processing Lebanon's long legacy of collective trauma

Some 30 Nigerian women live in the small two-room apartment. They sleep on rugs on the floor (photo: Dara Foi'elle)

The iniquity of the kafala system

Lebanon's migrant workers – exploited, then abandoned

Tobias Zumbraegel is a researcher and project co-ordinator at the Centre for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO), Bonn (photo: private)

Interview with political scientist Tobias Zumbraegel

How are Middle East countries coping with climate change?

People gathered on the Charles Helou highway, opposite the site of the Beirut port explosion, in tribute to victims of the disaster and to denounce the political elite they blame (photo: picture-alliance/PhotoShot/E. Fitt)

Lebanese protesters call for systemic change

What now for Beirut, once the Paris of the Middle East?

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