Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/laurenebohn/laurenebohn.com/wp-content/themes/briefed/functions/admin-hooks.php on line 160

Notes on the ground From Cairo and beyond

Aug
23

‘All Our Young People Have Gone to the Mountains’ Inside Turkey’s revived war against the Kurds

It was nearly midnight on July 23 when a slew of Turkish police officers raided Mehmet Cedinkaya’s home and detained his 17-year-old mentally disabled son, Azat.

0 Comments

Aug
23

The making of a Syrian refugee celebrity chef — in Gaza

When Wareef Kassem Hamedo was growing up in the Syrian city of Aleppo, he dreamt of opening his own restaurant. The city, famed for its mouth-watering culinary traditions, was a gastronomic playground perfect for a man who believes that “food isn’t just food, it has a soul.” Last fall, Wareef’s dream finally came true when the 35-year-old opened Soriana (Our Syria). But the narrow, bustling two-floor restaurant sits not in his hometown, but in another of the most war-torn places in the world: the Gaza Strip.

0 Comments

Aug
23

A Startup for Geeks in Gaza

Tucked away in a building near the Gaza Strip’s scarred but glistening Mediterranean coastline is a wall of dreams. On it, dozens of young entrepreneurs have posted their answers to an especially difficult question: “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

0 Comments