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Syria Refugee Crisis

Turning Away Syrian Refugees is Exactly What ISIS Wants

Jesse Andreozzi | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Jesse Andreozzi

Refusing Syrian refugees sanctuary in America appears to be a lose-lose situation for both the American and Syrian people. It isn't out of the realm of possibility to imagine a scenario where a refugee uses the devastation of being turned away to exact revenge against the U.S. by joining ISIS.

Alabama Gov: Don't Send Refugees Here!

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to his state. In a news release Sunday Bentley said, "After full ...

The Case for Empathy

Anne Goddard | Posted 10.27.2015 | Impact
Anne Goddard

We cannot overcome the complicated by turning a blind eye to it. We cannot let our inability to help everyone prevent us from helping someone. Rather, we must let "the better angels of our nature" -- as Lincoln described them -- continue to drive the American character.

America, the Answer to the Syrian Refugee Crisis Lies in Your History With Vietnam

Rachel Unkovic | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Rachel Unkovic

The America that I grew up in is one that also raised refugee children. It wasn't always easy to embrace foreigners -- and traumatized ones at that -- and it took a monetary investment, but from a distance of 40 years, we can clearly see how that investment paid off multifold. It is not only the distress of refugees that must capture our hearts, but the potential of resettlement that should engage our minds.

Kickstarter Just Broke Its Own Rules To Help Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Kickstarter broke its own rules on Tuesday to raise money for Syrian refugees. The Brooklyn-based crowdfunding service, which normally on...

Why Many Germans Don't See Merkel As a Hero in the Refugee Crisis

Alex Gorlach | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Alex Gorlach

From the sheer number of politicians now distancing themselves from the chancellor, one can conclude that they see at hand the fall of Merkel rather than a new rise.

We Need to Feed Syrian Refugees Today, But What About Tomorrow?

Jina Krause-Vilmar | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Jina Krause-Vilmar

Supporting Syrians' livelihoods is not a step towards full local integration, but part of an interim strategy to benefit economies and lives of the millions of people trying to escape Syria's civil war.

Why Merkel's Kindness to Asylum Seekers Could Reflect a German Soft Spot for Islam

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 09.29.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

It is an irony of history that the same Germany that had set out to exterminate one group of "Semites," the Jews, in the last century is now laying out the welcome mat for another Semitic group, the Arabs -- considering that the majority of the migrants are from the Middle East -- in this century. So what caused the springs of human kindness to gush forth in German hearts?

Remembering Cold War Lessons: 'Something There Is That Doesn't Love a Wall'

Lisa Baglione | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Lisa Baglione

In the historical and the contemporary context, then, Hungary's response is disturbing. Regrettably, Hungary's credentials as a reformist leader have recently been besmirched by a disturbing authoritarian turn.

International Collective Action for Refugees Is Slow but Crucial

Mehroz Baig | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Mehroz Baig

The Syrian conflict has become a game of unfathomable numbers. And collective action from the international community has been slow.

When Israel Was One Large Refugee Camp

Lyn Julius | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Lyn Julius

The current refugee crisis in Europe has evoked memories among Jews in particular. More often than not, the comparison is made with Jews desperate to flee the Holocaust.

The Psychological Toll Of The Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living

The nearly 12 million Syrians -- half of them children -- who have fled their homes to protect themselves and their families have seen unspeakab...

Turkey Has Spent Nearly $8 Billion Caring For 2.2 Million Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.18.2015 | World

ANKARA — Turkey, which hosts the world's largest refugee population, has so far spent $7.6 billion caring for 2.2 million Syrians who ...

From Athens: The Human Face of the Refugee Crisis

Margarita Mavromichalis | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Margarita Mavromichalis

I hope that the images that I am sharing will stress that, beyond numbers and nationalistic egos, we should pause for a moment and look at these faces. They are human beings just like us who happened to be born in the "wrong" place at the "wrong time."

Syrian President Blames Europe For Refugee Crisis

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 09.16.2015 | World

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6 Organizations Helping Syrian Refugees That You Might Not Have Heard Of

Yasmin Nouh | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Yasmin Nouh

A four-year civil war has forced more than half of Syria's population to neighboring countries or other parts within it. While big NGOs have issued aid appeals, smaller relief organizations tend to operate with lower overhead costs so more of your money can directly support those in need.

Bombings Are A Brutal Reminder Of Why Syrians Are Fleeing To Europe

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.15.2015 | World

Two car bombs exploded in the Syrian city of Hasaka on Monday, killing Kurdish forces, regime soldiers and more than a dozen civilians, according...

The Hungarians, Uncovered

Monika Szamko | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
Monika Szamko

The current migrant and refugee crisis in Europe is a complex one with no easy answers. While governments are scrambling to develop solutions, while Schengen borders are temporarily closed, the people of Hungary and its neighbors are left to come up with their own answers.

Norwegian Billionaire Pledges 5,000 Free Nights In His Hotels For Refugees

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact

European politicians may be waffling over what to do with an incredible influx of refugees from the Middle East, but not Norway's Petter Stordale...

Why Sweden Is the Exception on Refugees -- For Now

Göran Rosenberg | Posted 09.11.2015 | World
Göran Rosenberg

STOCKHOLM -- Although not every nation might share the peculiar "moral" self-image of Sweden, every nation ought to remember that a Europe that was once unable or unwilling to shoulder and share its human responsibilities and legal obligations towards those seeking its protection, soon became a Europe unable to prevent its own moral and political self-degradation and self-destruction.

Putting the Migration Crisis (and Opportunity) into Context

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Kolleen Bouchane

It's time for leaders to put the burden of migration in its full context and take on the opportunity to provide hope and opportunity before families are without options and forced into dangerous and desperate attempts to migrate.

Based On TV Images, Front National Leader Decides Refugees Are 99% Men

HuffPost France | Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

While French President Francois Hollande announced on Monday night that France would welcome 24,000 additional migrants and refugees over the next...

Hillary Clinton Calls For Global Conference To Deal With Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Wednesday at the Brookings Institution that the United States should press for a...

The West's Twin Enemies: ISIS And Assad

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 09.09.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

We cannot continue indefinitely to strike at jihadists in Iraq while stopping, absurdly, at the border of the neighboring state.

Refugee Organizations Call For U.S. To Take In 100,000 Syrians

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Refugee resettlement groups are calling on President Barack Obama to nearly triple the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. by accep...