Nisan Ahmado is a multimedia journalist with VOA’s Extremism Watch Desk. A Kurdish Yazidi from Syria, she specializes in analysis of Middle Eastern current affairs, with a focus on Syria and U.S. policy in the region. She has lived and worked in Damascus, Riyadh, Dubai, New York and Washington, D.C. Nisan's reporting has covered such areas as geopolitics, history and culture, and includes humanitarian profiles of people on the ground. She also writes about minorities, women’s empowerment, and art as a medium to create a more comprehensive reality. Nisan is a contributing author to the anthology 'Demanding Dignity: Young Voices From the Front Lines of the Arab Revolutions.'
While no cases of novel coronavirus have been reported yet, unoperational health facilities, overcrowded refugee camps, and lack of necessary nutrients and basic sanitation have alarmed Idlib residents
Naem Halef Yusuf has been stranded with six of her children in Turkey since October 2014; her husband and a son have been living in Germany, unable to bring the family back together despite several efforts