A look into a Turkey sweatshops use of Syrian child labor to make ISIS uniforms

June 12, 2016 by  
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Syrian refugee children are working 12-hour shifts for a little over a dollar per hour to make ISIS uniforms in a Turkey sweatshop, according to The Daily Mail . The children, reportedly sent by their parents, work in a shop that makes uniforms, backpacks, and other military gear for the Syrian market. While the factory owner Abu Zakour concedes that school would be a better place for the children, he says the parents want their children to work. Complicating the issue is the language barrier and other social barriers that dissuade Syrian children from attending Turkish public schools.

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This jacket transforms into a wearable shelter for refugees

January 31, 2016 by  
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A group of graduate students at London’s Royal College of Art have come up with a genius solution to the Syrian refugee crisis: a hooded jacket that can transform into a sleeping bag or tent. Each one is big enough to house an adult and one child. The makers are currently crowdfunding so these can go into mass production! READ MORE >

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Researchers smuggle ancient seeds out of Syria to save agricultural heritage

September 22, 2015 by  
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A unique collection of seeds is safe from destruction in Syria after scientists managed to smuggle their precious cargo out of the country. Since 2012, scientists from The International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA), located just outside of Aleppo, have been working to protect their seed bank. The bank holds one of the world’s most important seed collections, preserving ancient seeds as well as seeds from staple food crops, like wheat and barley. The researchers have managed to get 140,000 seed packets out of the country. Read the rest of Researchers smuggle ancient seeds out of Syria to save agricultural heritage

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A tower of 3,000 tiny ceramic shops criticizes London’s crazed consumerism

September 22, 2015 by  
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