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The Syria Crisis at Three Years

Sima Bahous | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
Sima Bahous

This week the Syria crisis reached another ominous milestone, passing the three-year mark with no clear sign of an end to the death, destruction and suffering that have plagued the Syrian people since 2011.

On 3rd Anniversary Of Syrian Civil War, Children Face Malnutrition, Poverty, Death (How To Help)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact

Saturday marks three years since the start of the bloody civil war in Syria that has claimed more than 140,000 lives and has made life for children in...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syria's Fourth Year Of War Will Look A Lot Like Its Third | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- As the Syrian civil war marks its third anniversary on Saturday, observers of the conflict say the fourth year of war will likely bring more...

What Happens in Syria Doesn't Stay in Syria

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.14.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

With the third anniversary of the Syrian uprising this week, refugees are still pouring into neighboring states, food is used as a weapon of war and peace talks are stalled -- perhaps forever.

Syria's Children Are Our Children

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

A year ago when the planned military intervention was called off, both opponents and proponents of military action dutifully pledged that they would show greater urgency in providing for the victims. But the minute military action was off the agenda, the pressures to provide aid diminished and the public interest in delivering emergency humanitarian action dimmed.

Award-Winning Photo Tells Us More About The Syria Crisis Than Any Statistic Can

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.06.2014 | Impact

For its 2013 Photo of the Year award, UNICEF chose a haunting image of an injured and bleeding Syrian child to underscore just how desperate the situa...

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...

Max J. Rosenthal

'There Are Kids Who Didn't Even Know A, B, C' | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon -- The tallest structure in this small refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley is called the education center. But like the rest of ...

Angelina Jolie Meets Orphaned Syrian Refugee Children

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact

Hollywood star and UN refugee agency envoy Angelina Jolie met orphaned Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and called for an end to the war across the ...

They Walk Across No Man's Land, Into the Life of a Refugee

Shiza Shahid | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Shiza Shahid

You have no idea where you are going, you just know you have to get your children somewhere else, somewhere they might be safe. You aren't sure if there will be food there, but there might be.

Joshua Hersh

More Syrians Than Ever Rush To Leave Aleppo | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.10.2014 | World

ONCUPINAR BORDER CROSSING, Turkey -- On Saturday afternoon, a Syrian man who gave his name as Sobhi was standing on the side of the road a few feet in...

Sad Faces, Sad Futures and a Recipe for Change

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

There is an old adage, "Adults make war and children suffer," and so it is more so today than ever.

Help! An Urgent Plea For Syrian Refugee Children In Lebanon

Gordon Brown | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

2014-02-06-SYRIAREFUGEECHILDRENLEBANON_original.jpg Many people live huddled in tents, makeshift huts and overcrowded tenement buildings. They lack clothing and proper shelter, clean water and sanitation. There is also a great risk of epidemics of waterborne diseases, measles and tuberculosis spreading. But in addition to shelter, food and medicine, children need something else. They need hope. And it is the offer of education that can demonstrate to young people that it is worth planning for the future.

Weeds for Dinner

Roberta Gately | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Roberta Gately

Her plea for cookies and milk went unanswered that day, but it is one that is universally understood, and as hard to forget as it is to imagine.

The Plight of Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon

Kathleen Hamill | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Kathleen Hamill

For all of the complexity of the Syrian humanitarian crisis, there is one tragedy with an obvious solution: the plight of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

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...

The Burden to Bear: A Host in Crisis

Jeremy Paduano | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Paduano

Some 550,000 desperate refugees from the Syrian Civil War have received safe asylum in Jordan thanks to the efforts of various international relief organizations, the financial backing of other Arab nations, and, above all, the Hashemite Kingdom itself.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Refugees In Syrian Camp Dying From Lack Of Food, U.N. Warns | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- Officials with the United Nations are deeply worried about the deteriorating humanitarian situation facing Palestinians living in a refugee ...

'Barrel Bomb' Terror: What I Saw in a Syrian Border Hospital

Kristin Wright | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Kristin Wright

I learned firsthand of the barrel bomb while visiting with Aisha, a young woman my own age, lying on a small bed in a crowded hospital along Syria's border with Turkey. In the last three days nearly 200 people have been killed in barrel bomb attacks by Syrian regime helicopters in Aleppo.

UN: Syrian Refugees To Nearly Double By End Of 2014

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact

The number of Syrian refugees in the Middle East will nearly double over the next year to exceed four million, the United Nations said Monday as it la...

UN Needs $6.5 Billion In Syria Aid

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations said Monday it needs almost $13 billion to meet some of the world's biggest humanitarian needs in 2014, and almost ...

Inside One Of The Largest Forced Migrations Since WWII

The Washington Post | Kevin Sullivan and Linda Davidson | Posted 12.14.2013 | World

In October, Washington Post photographer Linda Davidson and I set off for Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon to report on the Syrian refugee crisis, one of th...

PHOTOS: Storm Alexa Increases Syrian Refugees' Misery Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any Worse

Posted 12.12.2013 | World

Snow and torrential rains are adding to the misery of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees living in refugee camps across the Middle East. Sto...

Joshua Hersh

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

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Refugees Struggle With Loss Of Food Aid | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Just inside the door of a health clinic that treats Syrian refugees, in a secluded residential neighborhood, sits a padlocked box with the U...