Syria

By failing refugee children, we are creating future extremists

Right now, 2.8 million Syrian children and between 50 and 80 per cent of the 360,000 school-aged refugee children in Lebanon are out of school – even though the biggest single thing we can to stem the tide of extremism is to educate our children

Inside the Middle East's biggest refugee camp

Jordan has welcomed hundreds of thousands of refugees. A new documentary shows the human side of life in Zaatari, a Syrian camp the size of Bath. The Independent talks to two of the film's presenters 

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What fighters on all sides in Syria will tell you

In a military prison in Damascus, a 34-year old Muslim who wanted to be an Islamist fighter breaks down in tears as he tells us how he lied to his wife. Another man tells me his life is so framed by war that his biggest fear is peace