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Syria Refugee Crisis

Syria Has Become a Humanitarian Catastrophe of Epic Proportions

Nigel Pont | Posted 08.14.2014 | Impact
Nigel Pont

A political solution is needed to bring an end to the fighting, but in the meantime, we can and must do more to help the region withstand the far-reaching effects of the conflict -- and we must do it better, faster and smarter.

Syria Refugee Crisis Hits New Milestone

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

ANKARA, June 19 (Reuters) - The number of Syrians who are housed in refugee camps and cities in neighboring Turkey has reached 1.05 million, Turkish...

This Syrian-Born Artist Is Using Her Illustrations To Help Child Refugees

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Lina Safar moved from her native Syria to Tampa with her U.S.-born husband in 2010, she assumed she would return occasionall...

'Be Quick, But Don't Hurry'

Hardy Vieux | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Hardy Vieux

Crises have a way of swallowing quality and achievement when we allow them to justify haste. The antidote seems to be action that is strategic, reflective, and urgent.

Necessary and Sufficient: Protecting Syria's Children

Hardy Vieux | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Hardy Vieux

A refugee crisis is anything but fair, though. Donors want results; the media wants stories; the government wants greater support; and refugees want effective assistance. But, it is the children that need protecting. If we bungle protecting them, what else could possibly matter?

Lives Unseen: Urban Syrian Refugees and Jordanian Host Communities -- Three Years Into the Syria Crisis

CARE | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
CARE

We are losing an entire generation of children, the most critical investment for Syria's future.

Syria Refugee Crisis Hits Staggering Milestone

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Yahya was trapped in his hometown for two years by Syria's civil war, moving from house to house to avoid shells and bullets...

Max J. Rosenthal

'I Wish We Were Dead In Syria Rather Than Staying Here'

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.02.2014 | World

BEBNINE, Lebanon -- The residents of this informal refugee settlement in northern Lebanon have a familiar list of complaints: no money, no jobs, littl...

Struggling to Save a Generation of Syrian School Children on the Second Shift

Keith David Watenpaugh | Posted 05.21.2014 | College
Keith David Watenpaugh

Even if the war in Syria ends soon, the lost generation of Syrian children won't have the basic skills like literacy needed to rebuild their country.

Shocking 'Second A Day' Video Shows The Horrors Of War Could Happen To Any Child

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact

Videos of people documenting a second each day over long periods of time have grown in popularity online. However, one group has taken the idea and fl...

This Image Of A Syrian Boy Crossing The Desert Is Not What It Seems

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.18.2014 | World

A picture is not always as it seems. On Sunday, CNN International anchor Hala Gorani tweeted a photo of a Syrian boy crossing the desert to Jordan....

U.S. Resumes Nonlethal Aid To Syrian Opposition

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The United States has restarted deliveries of nonlethal aid to the Syrian opposition, officials said Monday, more than a month after a...

Kufr Yuba Journal: A Jordanian Village, a School and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Merissa Khurma | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Merissa Khurma

Only one-third of Syrian refugee children attend school. We simply cannot sit and watch. Words are not enough to address this predicament. Action is required, on a global scale.

Joshua Hersh

Winter Storm Bears Down On Syrian Refugees In Desperate Need Of Blankets, Shelter

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- As the first flakes of snow fell on the already frozen ground of southern Turkey Tuesday night, refugee agencies and activists we...

About 40% Of Syrians Need Humanitarian Aid: UN

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Nov 4 (Reuters) - The United Nations estimates that around 9.3 million people in Syria or about 4...

Largest Syrian Refugee Camp Slowly Becomes City

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan -- ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (AP) — The manager of the region's largest camp for Syrian refugees arranges toy figures, trucks and ho...

7 Photos Of Syrian Refugee Children That Will Break Your Heart AND Inspire You

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

Kids and toys usually go together like peas and carrots. But for many Syrian refugee children, having fled their war-torn homeland with little more th...

After Fleeing Bloodshed In Syria, Refugees Face Horror In Egypt

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — An international human rights group urged Egypt on Thursday to end its policy of unlawfully detaining Syrian refugees, includi...

Special Foods Fight Malnutrition in Syria

William Lambers | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
William Lambers

It's critical that aid agencies maintain the pipeline of this food, especially in a crisis as desperate as the one in Syria. The hunger facing Syria is so severe that the needs of the population will grow as the conflict continues.

Joshua Hersh

Promises, Promises: Donors Fail To Meet Pledges For Syrian Refugees

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.20.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- As the Syrian refugee crisis worsens in neighboring countries, the backlog of undelivered funds from donor countries, including the United S...

Number Of Syrians Crossing Into Jordan Jumps Tenfold

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — The number of Syrian refugees crossing into Jordan jumped nearly tenfold last week to an average 900 people per day, its highest...

Women in Syria Need More Than Guided Missiles

Anu Kumar | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Anu Kumar

I have no idea what the right answer is militarily, but I do know that all women refugees are going to need basic reproductive health care, and women who are raped are going to need appropriate treatment, including abortion. So what are we doing for them?

Missile Strikes or No Missile Strikes, Syrians Are Desperate

Jeremy Barnicle | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
Jeremy Barnicle

Will there be a Western-led missile strike in response? What would such a strike lead to? Regardless of the answers to these questions, one fact is crystal clear: Syrians are going to continue suffering massively, at least in the near-term, and the world is failing to meet their needs.

Syrian Refugees Total 2 Million As Obama Tries To Persuade Congress Into Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

By Tom Miles and Yara Bayoumy GENEVA/BEIRUT, Sept 3 (Reuters) - The number of Syrian refugees has passed the two million mark, a Unite...

UN: Syria Refugee Crisis 'On The Verge Of The Abyss'

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- The head of the United Nations refugee agency warned Tuesday that Syria could be on the "verge of the abyss" as aid workers brace for a lik...