Samya Kullab is a senior correspondent at Iraq Oil Report, covering oil, security and politics in Iraq, working in both Erbil and Baghdad bureaus. She was formerly covering conflict and migration in the Middle East with a focus on Syria. Her work has been published in international outlets including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera and the Globe and Mail. She was a reporter and editor for Lebanon's The Daily Star, where for three years she covered the fallout from the war in Syria, including the refugee crisis, border security and terrorism. She also reports from South Asia. She completed a Trauma Training for Journalists course in 2015.
In 2017, she co-authored a book with Firefly Books about her coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis and pursued a cross-border human trafficking investigation.