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Cash-for-Work Program Empowers Syrian Refugees

UN Women | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Nearly 80,000 of the Syrians who have escaped the deadly war raging in their country have sought shelter at Jordan's largest refugee camp, Za'atari, where UN Women provides economic empowerment and protection programming for women and girls.

A Refugee Camp In Brussels: A Portrait Of European Dystopia

Miguel Urban | Posted 09.28.2015 | World
Miguel Urban

This is a refugee camp surrounded by luxurious financial and ministerial buildings: I can't think of a better image to portray the dystopia that the European dream is becoming.

Refugees In Iraqi Camps Face Harrowing Winter

HuffPost Spain | Antonio Ponce | Posted 01.24.2015 | World

Despite the latest successes of the Iraqi Army and the forces of the Kurdish regional government, known as the peshmerga, hundreds of thousands of ref...

Black Friday Is Weird

Aimee Heckel | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Aimee Heckel

The riot explodes at my feet. I scream and tear for any exit, through arms and faces and sweat. With the next pound of my heartbeat, I suddenly understand the fight for life or death. Ah yes. I have seen this before.

Syrian Diaspora: The Za'atari Refugee Camp (PHOTOS)

David Maurice Smith | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
David Maurice Smith

The Za'atari refugee camp has become the gateway for the majority of the 600,000 Syrians that have fled their homeland since seemingly innocuous government protests escalated into a bloody civil war.

Syrian Diaspora: Jordan's Urban Refugees (PHOTOS)

David Maurice Smith | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
David Maurice Smith

Not since the horror of World War II has the planet seen a forced migration the size of the Syrian diaspora that began three years ago when seemingly innocuous government protests escalated into a bloody civil war.

LOOK: Jordan's Zaatari Refugee Camp In Numbers

Posted 11.01.2013 | World

ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Zaatari camp for Syrians fleeing their country's civil war is one of the largest refugee camps in the world. ...

Syrian Refugees Looking for Security, in Iraq

Swara Salih | Posted 10.25.2013 | World
Swara Salih

In recent weeks, thousands of Syrian refugees have bee pouring into Iraqi-Kurdistan. The Arbat Syrian Refugee Camp is one of many in northern Iraq. The conditions were barely tolerable. Makeshift tents covered a roughly 1.5 kilometer area covered in dust and surrounded by trash.

Small Steps in Refugee Camps Give Reason For Hope

Matthew Sheard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Sheard

On our last day we visited a Refugees Camp in Montrois run. The camp is run by a young man with a muscular frame and a scraggly goatee, named Diesmy...

Haiti Chaos Slowing Relief Efforts, Death Toll Rises

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The world still can't get enough food and water to the hungry and thirsty one week after an earthquake shattered Haiti's...

Haiti Earthquake News: Refugees Flee Port-au-Prince As Haitian Security Situation Deteriorates

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The number of refugees fleeing the Haitian capital surged Monday, as thousands fought to get on buses leaving for the country...

Only in America: Ambassador Sichan Siv - From the Killing Fields to the White House

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Ambassador Sichan Siv in 2004. He spoke on surviving Pol Pot's Killing Fields in Cambodia - and coming to America. He ended up working in the White House and then the United Nations.

Avoiding Darfive

Lee Bycel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lee Bycel

I just returned after spending 10 days in Eastern Chad, observing Rosh Hashanah in Darfuri refugee camps. There are no Jews there, but there are millions of humans struggling to survive.

Somali Refugees Tell Their Story Through Song (VIDEO) | Finbarr O'Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya -- The refugee camp here is currently home to more than 270,000 Somalis who have fled the violence and chaos of their country. It is t...

In Sri Lanka: A Look at the Refugee Camp

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Sri Lankan government has moved mountains to accommodate more than a quarter million displaced people since the war ended ten days ago. But they have many more to move.

Somali Refugees Fear Further Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa

Mail and Guardian | PERCY MABANDU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Refugee camps were established in May last year to house thousands of foreign nationals displaced in an outbreak of xenophobic attacks that claimed u...