The Toronto-based Syrian cartoonist Mwafaq Katt spoke to NCM’s Arzu Yildiz about his experience as an artist, why in Syria his drawings were considered a crime, and why he decided to come to Canada.View More ‘I Came to Canada for My Freedom’: Syrian Cartoonist Mwafaq Katt
NCM reporter Hakam Kherallah is in Turkey, home to the world’s largest Syrian refugee community, to examine the attitudes of the diaspora to the Syrian presidential elections.View More Syrian Elections: Farce or Another Rebranding Attempt?
March 15, 2021 will mark 10 years since the start of the civil war in Syria, but as the West’s priorities appear to lie elsewhere, there is little hope for the Syrians’ suffering to end any time soon, writes Hakam Kherallah.View More 10 Years into Syrian Civil War: No End in Sight
The Horn of Africa is once again in turmoil. An Ottawa-based pastor laments not being able to do more and is asking for the government’s help to help Ethiopians fleeing civil war.View More Ethiopian Church Pastor Seeks to Sponsor Refugees from the Horn of Africa
I was born at the Vavuniya General Hospital in the winter of 1988, in a town that is often referred to as the gateway to the northern Vanni region. As so many other families before…View More Medical Student Re-discovers Jaffna
May 2009, the civil war in Sri Lanka was grinding its way to an excruciating end. Government forces were in a decisive push against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after more than…View More Book Captures Tamil Diaspora’s Pain, Pride, Politics
During the first week of September, I stopped looking at Facebook. My news feed was full of one picture: an image of a drowned three-year-old Syrian boy named Alan, face down, head turned away, in…View More “One Tiny Creature”