Arguing that Syrian refugees are a potential threat to the safety of Indiana, Gov. Pence tries to bar their entry. In a hopeful turn this week, an appeals court unanimously opposes discrimination against refugees.
The people of Aleppo continue to be caught in the conflict, losing their lives and loved ones in airstrikes and facing other serious health risks as access to necessities like medical care and clean water is cut off.
The situation in Syria continues to deteriorate after a failed ceasefire, and Oxfam is working to restore safe water and ensure that people can access sanitation and hygiene supplies.
In Chicago, a group of Syrian Americans are marshalling community resources to ensure that families from war-torn Syria can make a new home for themselves in the city and its suburbs.
In 11 short months, Feras Shawish and Rehab Alkadi have begun to build a new home for themselves, complete with American friends and a busy day care schedule.
Six weeks at the Art Institute of Chicago fulfilled a dream for this almost 18-year-old high school student from Syria.