First Refugee Scholarship Program Experiences Rapid Growth

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 25 Jul 2017 / News

The DAFI scholarship program administered by the UN Refugee Agency, which provides social and psychological support alongside academic awards, has grown 89 percent since 2015.

Refugee Scholarships Should “First, Do No Harm”

Burton Bollag / 31 May 2017 / News

As scholarship programs for refugee youth expand, the UN refugee agency and others are trying to make sure the programs do not place refugee youth at risk.

Arab Students in Turkey Facing Arbitrary Arrest

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team / 10 May 2017 / News

In the wake of the Turkish president’s referendum victory last month, the government is arresting and deporting Arab students.

Yemen: Chaos, War and Higher Education

Faisal Darem / 11 Apr 2017 / News

As the country’s conflict drags on, university buildings have been bombed, professors have lost their salaries and university students find their lectures empty.

Yemeni Youth Speak: “We Are Stranded”

Sabah Hamamou / 10 Apr 2017 / News

Young people from Yemen, even those studying overseas, are caught in the crossfire of the country’s civil war and are either blocked from access to education or at great risk of losing it.

U.S. Travel Ban Temporarily Halted Amid Global Outcry

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Feb 2017 / News

The president’s executive order has provoked criticism from U.S. academics, but little debate in the Arab world.

Five Years After the Arab Spring, Report Warns of New Uprising

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2016 / News

With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.

New Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

Wagdy Sawahel / 11 Nov 2016 / News

The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.

A Yemeni Youth Becomes a Science Superstar on Facebook

Benjamin Plackett / 06 Mar 2016 / News

Science communicator Hashem Al-Ghaili went against his parents’ wishes to pursue a science career.

Many Yemeni Children Carry Guns Instead of Pens

Samar Qaed / 15 Jun 2015 / News

In Yemen, military factions and tribal groups recruiting children and teenagers for the conflicts there, stunting the young people’s education and psyches.