Middle East and North Africa

Countering sectarian and religious conflict in the Middle East

A Syrian refugee boy from Idlib, who now lives in Jordan after his family fled the violence in Syria, stands in front of his family's tent at a tented settlement in Madaba city, near Amman March 13, 2015. March 15 marks the fourth anniversary of peaceful protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that started of the devastating conflict. After a government crackdown, the war has expanded into a civil conflict with regional backers. The conflict has killed some 200,000 people, created more than 3.9 million refugees, mostly in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, and displaced 7.6 million people within Syria, U.N. figures show. Picture taken March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMMIGRATION) - GM1EB3F1RD501

Understanding why some communities are better able to remain resilient in the face of sectarianism offers important lessons Image: REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

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