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Rabbits in Syria: Turkey-Syria Border, Part 3 of 6

Shermin Kruse | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

We sit in the garden of the Salam school in the city of Reyhanli, at the Turkey-Syria border. The wind ruffles the olive trees, and from the corner of my eye I see the school's pet ducks and rabbits basking in the afternoon sun. This is the setting of Karam's journalism class.

UN Says 13.6 Million Displaced By Wars In Iraq And Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2014 | World

GENEVA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - About 13.6 million people, equivalent to the population of London, have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, ma...

Syrian Refugees and Millions of Iraqis Displaced by Conflict: A Common Struggle to Find Work, Housing & the Daily Basics

Caroline Gluck | Posted 10.30.2014 | World
Caroline Gluck

Thousands of families are on the move inside Iraq, seeking safety. The struggle to find safer areas, shelter, basic services, food and work is getting harder every day.

Smugglers Offer Passage From Turkey To Syria For $20

AP | DESMOND BUTLER and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

ONCUPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of pe...

A New Front in the War on ISIL: Syria's Lost Generation of University Students

Keith David Watenpaugh | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Keith David Watenpaugh

But with the rise of ISIL and the American commitment to destroying it in mind, providing opportunities for university study to Syria's qualified young men is no longer just about higher education, its also about security and preventing the radicalization of a generation.

The Silver-Lining of US Airstrikes in Syria

Vicky Kelberer | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Vicky Kelberer

The success or failure of the open-ended American military intervention in Iraq and Syria will not be apparent for years, yet there is one area where the US mission has already yielded improvements: humanitarian funding.

From Syria to Turkey: Why They Can't Go Back

CARE | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact

On September 16th, the northern Syrian town of Kobane, - a town predominantly populated with Kurdish people, on the Turkey border came under siege. Since then, reports state that more than 140,000 refugees have flooded into Turkey.

'Kobani Is In Danger'

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

By Jonny Hogg and Tom Perry MURSITPINAR, Turkey/BEIRUT, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Islamic State has reinforced fighters who are battling Kurdish forces f...

Number Of Syrian Refugees Streaming Into Turkey Rises To 150,000

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 400,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, em...

Harrowing Photos Of The Refugee Crisis Unfolding On Turkey's Border

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

More than a hundred thousand people, mostly Kurds, have crossed from Syria into Turkey in the past four days, fleeing a fierce offensive by Islamic St...

Syrian Refugee Barber Provides Haircuts To Iraqis Displaced By Violence

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact

Nawan remembers how powerful a simple gesture can be. As a barber forced to leave his home country of Syria due to civil war and benefiting from the g...

Jolie: '3 Million Refugees Is Not Just Another Statistic'

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

Actress Angelina Jolie made a powerful plea for a renewed effort to resolve the crisis in Syria on Friday. Jolie's statement came in the wake of an an...

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.

How Syrian Refugee Children Are Trying To Simply Be Kids While Overcoming Hardships Of War

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact

Attempting to live a normal childhood in refugee camps, Syrian children aggrieved by hardship, loss and violence are the definition of resilience. ...

Syrian Refugee Women Face Harassment, Poverty: To Eat, 'You Must Eat Your Dignity'

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact

HALBA, Lebanon (AP) — Before she began working as a hairdresser, poverty forced Syrian Umm Mahmoud to seek donations for food and rent money to surv...

Syria Refugees Set To Exceed A Third Of Lebanon's Population

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

By Sylvia Westall BEIRUT, July 3 (Reuters) - Lebanon faces the threat of political and economic collapse as the number o...

For Young Syrians, School's Always Out and Not Just for Summer

Maysa Jalbout | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Maysa Jalbout

As the school year wraps up, most children are already focused on their summer plans. But today, for more than five million Syrian children inside and outside the country, summer is not a joyous break from routine.

Syrian Parents Are Selling Young Girls Into Sham Marriages to Avoid Refugee Status

Sam McCormack | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Sam McCormack

Not only are Syrian girls as young as 15 with refugee status being sold into marriage, the marriages are effectively shams and more apparently, sexual servitude -- whereby the wealthy husband divorces his wife after a few days.

For First Time Since WWII There Are More Than 50 Million Refugees

AP | DIAA HADID and JOSEPH KRAUSS | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

TAZA KHORMATO, Iraq (AP) — In a battered car loaded with blankets and clothes, Hassan Abbas and his mother left a dusty town in northern Iraq, fleei...

Our Mandate Is Held Hostage by a Political Conflict

Ertharin Cousin | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Ertharin Cousin

We must raise the alarm! In Syria, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) faces seemingly insurmountable obstacles every day, that further limi...

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?

Three People in a Room: Me, President Obama and President Putin

Ranya Alkadamani | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Ranya Alkadamani

I'm imagining President Obama, President Putin and myself in a room. Strange thing to imagine, I suppose. And the one catch is that none of us can come out of the room until we decide what to do with Syria.

This Is What Home Will Look Like For 130,000 Syrian Refugees

AP | DIAA HADID and OMAR AKOUR | Posted 06.30.2014 | World

AZRAQ, Jordan (AP) — Jordan opened a third refugee camp Wednesday in the middle of the desert for tens of thousands more Syrians fleeing the civil w...