February 2017

Hope and Vibrance are Alive Inside the "Refugee Crisis"

My first exposure to the “refugee crisis” was in the summer of 2013, just before my senior year of high school. I was in Istanbul visiting family and the Turkish nightly news was consumed with reports of increasing numbers fleeing the seemingly endless violence in Syria. Thousands were pouring across Turkey’s borders every day, and Turkey was not prepared for the neighboring civil war to spill over. Turkey did not have stringent border control at the time, and did not feel the need to instate it, as it was more of a crossroads for refugees to stay for a few months and gather the necessary… Read more about Hope and Vibrance are Alive Inside the "Refugee Crisis"