Matthew Vickery

Matthew Vickery

Middle East

Uncertainty among Kurds as polls open

Kurdish bid for independence from Iraq will be problematic amid ongoing internal disputes, residents of the region say.

Uncertainty among Kurds as polls open

Ukraine

Ukraine war: Mothers in search of disappeared sons

"I just need to find him. I know he is still alive somewhere."

Ukraine war: Mothers in search of disappeared sons

Middle East

'I hope there are still Samaritans in the future'

The tiny ethno-religious community in the occupied West Bank is fighting to keep its traditions alive.

'I hope there are still Samaritans in the future'

Arts & Culture

Music therapy for traumatised Palestinian children

Sounds of Palestine offers a "peaceful and safe place" for children in Aida refugee camp to study music.

Music therapy for traumatised Palestinian children

Media

Blind journalist seeks out Palestine's forgotten voices

Despite obstacles, Budour Hassan says her disability has helped her to see the world in a different way.

Blind journalist seeks out Palestine's forgotten voices

Syrian Refugees

'We have the same God': A priest helps Syrian refugees

In a Greek village at the heart of the refugee crisis, Father Schuff calls on priests and monasteries to do more.

'We have the same God': A priest helps Syrian refugees

Europe

The Greek island helping Syrian refugees

How a village founded by refugees fleeing the Greco-Turkish war is now saving those escaping conflict today.

The Greek island helping Syrian refugees

Middle East

Death and humiliation: A tale of a Palestinian village

Sa'ir, a West Bank village, is the outcome of living in the intense microcosm of the Israeli occupation.

Death and humiliation: A tale of a Palestinian village

Religion

Gaza's Christians: 'Israel can't beat us down'

For the religious minority, celebrating Christmas is an act of defiance in the face of the ongoing Israeli blockade.

Gaza's Christians: 'Israel can't beat us down'

Humanitarian crises

A day in the life of a Gaza medic

Tending to Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli forces has become a Friday routine for medics in the Gaza Strip.

A day in the life of a Gaza medic

War & Conflict

Another winter in Gaza's makeshift homes

As Gaza's post-war reconstruction process has faced grinding delays, many residents are still living amid rubble.

Another winter in Gaza's makeshift homes

Gaza: After the war

Clearing the rubble: Gaza's child workers

In war-torn Gaza, three young brothers take on the responsibility of providing for their family.

Clearing the rubble: Gaza's child workers