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Rodayna Raydan

Rodayna Raydan


Rodayna Raydan is a Lebanese British journalism graduate from Kingston University in London covering Lebanon.


Follow her on Twitter: @Rodayna_462

625,000 of Gaza's children have been deprived of the right to education by intense Israeli assault. Schools in Gaza are now a place of refuge, not learning.

12 February, 2024

Vulnerable and exposed, Gaza's disabled population are at extra risk of injury. Israeli airstrikes have forced the disabled to leave behind medication and access to mobility to seek shelter in inadequate conditions, leaving many without life or hope.

30 November, 2023

Due to water scarcity and limited access to feminine hygiene products, many women in war-torn Gaza have turned to using period-delaying pills in a desperate attempt to avoid disease and infection.

22 November, 2023

Children in Gaza have never experienced a peaceful existence free from the looming shadow of violence & turmoil. As Israel continues its bombardment, researchers warn of the psychological, emotional & behavioural impact this has on their development.

08 November, 2023

Israel's ongoing barrage in Gaza has exacerbated the suffering of over 50,000 expectant mothers who are now without access to medical assistance & facing life-threatening challenges that are exposing them & their unborn babies to severe health risks.

31 October, 2023

In-depth: Historic levels of inflation and rising food prices across the Middle East and North Africa have left families struggling to afford the basic necessities, turning the Holy month of Ramadan from a month of celebration into one of hardship.

23 March, 2023

In honour of International Women's Day, Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) returns for its eighth edition this March, commemorating female creatives from the Arab world and diaspora, with music, comedy, literature, visual art, theatre and performance.

08 March, 2023

To commemorate International Women's Day, The New Arab sat down with a number of Arab women working in science – from industry-leading experts to stars of the future – to find out more about their journeys, motivations and challenges along the way.

07 March, 2023

Efforts to preserve Beirut's once-glistening cultural scene are needed now more than ever as the city descends into a dilapidated ruin. Answering this call, a new generation of artists has stepped in to protect iconic sites like the Cinema Royal.

02 February, 2023

In-depth: With COP27 on African soil, a continent bearing the brunt of a crisis it didn't cause, African activists were hoping to have their calls for climate justice centred, but have been silenced and shut out.

15 November, 2022