Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan’s Mafraq govenorate opened in July 2012 to host Syrian refugees fleeing Syria’s ongoing civil war. The camp’s first year was particularly brutal as it was grossly under equipped to provide services for the camp’s constantly increasing number of residents. The camp, which has a capacity of 60,000 people, hit its peak with more than 150,000 residents in March 2013. However, since then, many Syrians have left the camp to settle in host Jordanian communities.
February 2014 marked the escalation of Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution—police using live ammunition killed scores and injured hundreds of protestors on 20 February, and former Ukrainian president Victor Yanukovych fled to Russia a few days later. These photographs, taken by the Journal’s Senior Editor Lydia Tomkiw, illustrate what remained from the revolution in the Maidan, the central square of Kiev, as well as in Lviv, in May 2014, a few months after the height of the protests.