After the recent attacks in Paris governors of a series of states in the US are putting a halt to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states. One Syrian family that was supposed to arrive in Indiana this week has been diverted to Connecticut.
Zena Agha's Syrian cousin died a year ago, when the boat he was on capsized on its way from Turkey to Greece. The 23-year-old Harvard student wrote this poem about the refugee crisis with him in her thoughts.
Kim Ghattas was born in Lebanon at a time when the country was going through a devastating war. Growing up, war "became normal" for her and her family. Today, watching and reporting on the Syrian civil war, Ghattas is reminded of her own life in Lebanon.