Shawn Carrié has reported on conflict and human rights in the Middle East since 2014. He has covered the war in Syria, migration in Europe, politics in Turkey, culture in Iraq, and civil strife in America. He is currently based in Istanbul.
Conflict & Justice
For refugees, it's hard to access mental health and guidance, and even for those who do manage to get enrolled in school, the education system itself struggles to cope with the trauma that young Syrians carry into the classroom.
Abandoned refugees at the Rukban settlement on the Syrian-Jordanian border are desperate for aid, but a geopolitical standoff has made it nearly impossible — and conditions are only getting worse.
A Syrian passport once cost $9 and took only a few hours to issue. As the Syrian conflict enters its seventh year, Syrians in Turkey are paying up to $2,000 and waiting for months to get one of the world’s weakest passports.