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A decade of war in Syria has devastated the country and spawned one of the worst refugee crises in the world. Millions of Syrians fled over the years to neighboring Lebanon and Jordan, where they live to this day in makeshift camps. Millions more are displaced inside Syria. On March 9, Foreign Policy, in partnership with World Vision International and the Syrian American Medical Society, brings you Syria’s Lost Generation, a six-part podcast about young Syrians who expected to live normal lives—going to school and making friends. Instead, they and their families were uprooted by war and traumatized by displacement. Subscribe to Syria’s Lost Generation wherever you get your podcasts.


The show is hosted by award-winning actor Liam Cunningham, who is known for his role in Game of Thrones and many other television shows and films. Cunningham has worked with nongovernmental organizations, including World Vision, to raise awareness for the plight of refugees.


The series is reported from the region by journalist David Enders, a reporter based in Lebanon who has covered war in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere.

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Episode 1

The Flight from Home

In the first episode, airing 10 years since the start of the Syrian uprising in March 2011, David Enders meets Nisrene, Ayoub, and Rouba in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Listen on this page or wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 2

School of Hope

Meet the young refugees trying to get an education in Lebanon—and the teachers committed to making their lives better. Listen on this page or wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 3

A Camp in the Desert

Hear about the mental health issues young refugees in Jordan face in one of the world’s largest refugee camps. Listen on this page or wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 4

Displaced in Their Own Country

Hear from Syrians who have been internally displaced in and around Aleppo, Syria. Listen on this page or wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 5

Syria’s Kill Box

We go to Idlib, the last province largely controlled by rebels fighting the Syrian government. The area, home to millions of internal refugees, is known as a kill box because its entirely surrounded by government troops. Listen on this page or wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 6

Hussam’s Journey

We hear from Hussam al-Haraky, who fled Syria with his family during the war and now lives in Germany. Listen on this page or wherever you get your podcasts.

To learn more about creating a podcast with FP Studios, contact Andrew Sollinger at

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