The neglected case of teen suicides in Iran
According to psychologist Dr. Reza Yazdani the increase in suicides among younger people is a symptom of a depressed and unhealthy society. (IranWire)
Why are Iranian Teens Choosing Suicide?
Over the past year, increasing numbers of students have chosen to end their lives. The police have reported at least 18 deaths by suicide among children and teenagers. One hanged himself with an electrical cable; another threw herself off a footbridge and landed on a highway, while another used his mother’s shawl to hang himself.
Child labor in agriculture on the rise in Lebanon
Kowsa never had to do such back-breaking work in Aleppo, but for the past three years she has had to help support her family since fleeing Syria to Lebanon’s Bekaa valley. The war in Syria, now in its sixth year, has caused millions of refugees to flee their homes, putting significant strain on already stretched labor markets and services in neighboring countries.
Source: Back in Beirut
Egypt: More than Just a Refuge for Syrians
Historically, the relationship between Egyptians and Syrians has been special. Not so far from now, about half a century ago, Syria and Egypt were combined as one republic. Egypt, at the time and for many years, attracted many Syrian and Arab artists hoping to achieve fame and success in the Egyptian cinema industry. More recently, Syrians stood in solidarity with the Egyptian people during protests against former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
Source: Egyptian Streets