Ask scientist Nowras Rahhal about his cutting-edge work on a COVID-19 vaccine and he is eager to explain the complexities, but ask him where he comes from and he struggles for words.
Pierre Krahenbuhl (C), Commissioner-General for the for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) visits a damaged UNRWA school in Sit-Zeinab, a southern suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus, on March 10, 2015. (AFP/Youssef Karwashan)
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany, October 7, 2020. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)