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Syria Refugees

This Artist Transforms Walls And Tents Into Canvases Across Syrian Refugee Camps

HuffPost Arabi | Hadeel Arja | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

A paintbrush, paint tubes and a massive tent-sized canvas. There are no depressing or complex paintings in dark palettes. The artworks are simple; the...

More Than 4 Million Refugees Have Now Fled Syria

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 07.09.2015 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — More than 4 million Syrians have fled abroad since the 2011 outbreak of civil war, the largest number from any crisis in almost 25 y...

No Place to Call Home: Government of Jordan Blocks Shelter Projects for Syrian Refugees

Vicky Kelberer | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
Vicky Kelberer

Mohammed's* house is falling down around him. Dampness and mold have invaded his walls, his roof is crumbling over his family's heads, and he desperately needs to fix it before winter arrives.

UN Halves Food Aid For Syrian Refugees, Needs $139 Million For Relief Efforts

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact

GENEVA, July 1 (Reuters) - The World Food Program, running short of cash, will halve the value of food vouchers given to Syrian refugees in Lebanon ...

Refugee World

John Feffer | Posted 06.25.2015 | World
John Feffer

Many of our post-apocalyptic stories -- Mad Max, The Road, World War Z -- feature desperate people on the move in a friendless and resource-poor environment. That's "reality" at the Cineplex. Unfortunately, it looks a lot like the reality of a refugee.

Watch An Inspiring Short Film On The Resilient Women In Syrian Refugee Camps

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

The number of Syrian refugees is currently approaching 4 million, with UN data showing women and children make up over three-quarters of that total. H...

Britain To Accept Hundreds More Syrian Women And Children

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - Britain will take in "several hundred more" vulnerable Syrian refugees, a government source said on Friday, after Prime ...

Aid Group: Refugee Crisis Response Has Been A 'Shameful Failure,' Requires Overhaul

AP | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact

LONDON (AP) — Amnesty International is urging world leaders to radically overhaul refugee policies and create a comprehensive global strategy to dea...

Cash vs. Blankets for Syrian Refugees?

Khaled Hosseini | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Khaled Hosseini

UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, estimates that two-thirds of Syrian non-camp refugees live below Jordan's poverty line, one out of six below the abject poverty line.

UN Virtual Reality Film Lets Viewers Experience Life As Syrian Refugee

AP | YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United Nations is using virtual reality technology to help the public experience what it is like to live in a Syrian r...

People Must Respond to the Humanitarian Crisis In Syria: No Time to Wait for Governments

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Some 12.2 million people, more than half of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian assistance. A similar number have been displaced -- between 6.5 million and 7.8 million -- within Syria, and three to four million have been displaced on to neighboring states.

Angelina Jolie To Beseech World Leaders To Help Syrian Refugees

AP | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Actress Angelina Jolie is pleading with world powers to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Secu...

Italy Calls For EU To Meet On Immigration This Week After Sinking

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2015 | World

ROME, April 19 (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has asked fellow EU leaders to hold an emergency meeting on immigration this week fol...

More Than 5,600 Boat Migrants Rescued Off North Africa In Just The Past 3 Days

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2015 | World

ROME, April 13 (Reuters) - At least nine people died when an overcrowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of Libya and 144 more were rescued, the...

State Of Syrian Refugee Camp Under ISIS Attack Is 'Beyond Inhumane,' UN Official Says

AP | By BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- Palestinian fighters clashed with Islamic State militants Monday in a heavily contested Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital ...

Heroes and Hope Amid Despair at Zaatari Refugee Camp

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
The GroundTruth Project

A Syrian refugee who lost nearly everything and has lived in this desolate camp for almost three years, Mohammed al Krad offered an unexpected message of resiliency.

As Syria's Civil War Enters Fifth Year, UN Doubles Count Of Besieged To 440,000

AP | Cara Anna | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has more than doubled its estimate of Syrians who are living in besieged areas — and risk death by starva...

Syrian Refugee Crisis Strains Jordan's Resources

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2015 | Religion
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

What happens when the smiling young children who greeted us with "hellos" become teenagers who have grown up in the confines of Za'atari? If they see no future, they will become vulnerable to manipulation and radicalization. We have seen it before. We're about to see it again. The world must step up and act now.

Angelina Jolie: We're 'Failing' Millions Of Refugees In Iraq, Syria

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact

Angelina Jolie is demanding the world pay closer attention to the dire needs of displaced Iraqi and Syrian families. The actress visited a refugee...

Is There an Upside to the Middle East Refugee Crisis?

Mina Al-Oraibi | Posted 03.23.2015 | World
Mina Al-Oraibi

In addition to monetary support, refugees and IDPs need help in finding employment or education so that their lives don't grind to a standstill while the conflict in their home countries rages on.

Syria's Young Diamonds: Turkey-Syria Border (Part 5)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

While some of the young are despondent, looking for nothing more than to grow old enough to die, the vast majority still dream of something better and are willing to do what it takes to climb themselves out of "The Lost Generation" that the international human-rights community has labeled them. Among these hopefuls, leaders emerge, those with an intense devotion to learning.

Chess in a Conflict Zone: Turkey-Syria Border (Part 6)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

The lone American in the trailer leans over the students to study their moves, his Syrian translator practically attached to his hip. The Karam Leadership Program identification card hanging around his neck sways side-to-side as he points out a strategic mistake.

Lebanon Imposes New Rules Restricting Syrian Refugees From Entry

AP | DIAA HADID and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon turned back Syrians trying to cross the border Monday under strict new visa regulations, saying it simply cannot handle any mo...

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 02.14.2015 | 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.