Abby Sewell

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Abby Sewell

Abby Sewell is a freelance journalist based in Beirut, where she focuses on refugee and development issues. She was a staff reporter with the Los Angeles Times from 2010 to 2016, where her coverage included local government, breaking news, business, and national and international news. 

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"Lebanese town looks for relief after three tough years tied to Syrian civil war." A look at the prospects for Arsal, a Lebanese border town that was the site of a battle between the Lebanese militia Hezbollah and Syrian militant groups, raising fears that the war in Syria would spread to Lebanon.


“A small town in Italy was losing population, so it turned to Syrian refugees for help.” Enterprise piece on the "humanitarian corridors" program bringing Syrian refugees from Lebanon to Italy.


"Mentally ill inmates are swamping the state's prisons and jails. Here's one man's story" Enterprise piece on the increasing number of mentally ill inmates in California, told through the lens of one family.


"San Onofre nuclear power plant to be closed permanently"


"In Israel, secluded Arab village wants to be a tourist must-see" Feature on an Arab village on the coast of Israel for the L.A. Times.

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