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Syria Refugees

UN Seeks $8.4 Billion To Help Syria Refugees

AP | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations is seeking more than $8.4 billion for next year to help nearly 18 million people affected by the war in Syria. The...

A New Narrative for the Middle East: Told by Its Children

Maysa Jalbout | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Maysa Jalbout

One minute, one camera, and one boy... is all it took to convey the tragedy of millions of childhoods lost to conflict in the Middle East.

Why the Syrian Refugee Crisis is the Greatest Humanitarian Disaster of Our Time

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Negar Mojtahedi

Harsh winter weather is fast approaching in the Middle East. If the member states of the United Nations don't do something soon, the world's failure to deal with the catastrophe that is spilling out of Syria's civil war, could soon reach historic proportions.

UN Resumes Food Aid For Syrian Refugees After Raising More Funds

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2014 | World

(Updates with quotes, detail) By Chris Arsenault ROME, Dec 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations will res...


Tammara Fort | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

It is a tale of loss and hope told in pictures by children whose lives have been forever altered by war, and it was laid out for everyone to see.

Beats, Rhymes and Relief

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

For a company that has only been in existence about two years Beats, Rhymes and Relief is making a huge mark on this world.

O' Syrian Children, We Failed You

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Zaher Sahloul

Forgive us / Your innocent souls are much bigger than our guilty ones / We were not up to the task / We were too small / We failed you / We failed you...

We Leave, They Stay: Turkey-Syria Series, Part 4 of 6

Shermin Kruse | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

Many do not remember their homes back in Syria, and do not think of their current dimly-lit slabs of concrete with yellow water and no heat as "home". Trying to draw them out, Lina suggests they sketch their future homes instead. The dream home they will have when they return to Syria.

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 12.15.2014 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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.