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Israelis Send Aid and Clothing to Syrian Refugees

Anav Silverman | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

Partnering up with an American Christian charity, Operation Blessing, and Israel's Reut Institute, Hand in Hand has been raising funds, sending and distributing humanitarian aid to Jordan's Syrian refugees throughout the past year.

Meet the 'Invisible' Urban Syrian Refugees

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Rep. Lois Capps

While we debate over how to appropriately respond to the actions of the Syrian government, there should be no doubt that the United States needs to assist in ensuring the welfare, protection and safety of refugees, particularly women and children.

We Must Save the Children of Syria

Desmond Tutu | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Desmond Tutu

The war in Syria should not be viewed in terms of a distant, complex political issue. It is an immediate and very human catastrophe; the biggest one facing the world today. These are our children. And they are dying. Where is the outrage?

Restoring Peace to Syria's Children Through Play

Johann Koss | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Johann Koss

As the world searches for a solution to the fighting in Syria, we must remember that peace is not only measured by the absence of war. For child refugees, who are among the most vulnerable bystanders of conflict, peace is about having the opportunity to be a kid again.

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...

Not Since Rwanda: Will Six Million Syrians Be Forgotten in Geneva?

Tom Andrews | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Tom Andrews

While there was division over the question of the launching of a military strike, there should be no debate over the need to lift the barriers that stand in the way of life-saving relief and the millions under siege who have lost everything in Syria.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 9/13/13: Special Syria Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 11.13.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

With the U.S. and Russia wrangling over Syria, it's time to see how closely you've been following the news with a special edition of our Week to Week news quiz.

INFOGRAPHIC: Here Are The Syria Figures You Should Know

Posted 11.11.2013 | World

HuffPost World put together a few significant figures to help put the Syrian crisis into perspective. Here are the numbers we think you should know. ...

It's Time for a Serious Discussion About Syria: The People

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

I have some great news, folks! You don't have to wait for a congressional vote to do something to help Syrian refugees and displaced families. You can act right now.

Sharing the Sufis of Syria

Emily O'Dell | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Emily O'Dell

While today we're all thinking about chemical weapons in Syria, I can't stop thinking about the Sufis there--the living and dead mystic masters and dervishes whom I encountered in Damascus just two months before the civil war began.

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.

UN: 5 Million Internally Displaced In Syria

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a "drop in the sea" of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estim...

WATCH: Young Syrian Refugee Helps Sister With Disabilties, Has Best Attitude Ever

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact

Aya, an 8-year-old Syrian refugee, hasn't been to school in two years, but her ambitions still loom large. She takes care of her sister with disabilit...

Dominique Mosbergen

1 Million Refugee Children Have Fled War-Torn Syria | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

One million children have already been forced to flee Syria since the start of the country's civil war, according to a joint statement issued by the U...

Photos Reveal Terrifying Extent Of Syria's Refugee Crisis

Posted 08.20.2013 | World

Shocking images released by the United Nations' Refugee Agency on Monday reveal the enormity of Syria's lingering refugee crisis. Nearly 30,000 Sy...

Syria Refugee Crisis Worsens

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds swarmed across a bridge into neighboring Iraq's northern self-ruled Kurdish region over the past few...

LOOK: Staggering Facts About The Syria Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

In July, the United Nations said Syria's civil war has led to the worst refugee crisis since 1994, when Rwanda was gutted by genocide. Almost 2 mi...

Assisting Syrian War Victims

Sahr MuhammedAlly | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Sahr MuhammedAlly

Given the escalating conflict with no end in sight, thinking about assisting civilians after the conflict is a challenge. But planning to assist those harmed should start now.

Thousands Of Syrians Flee To Iraq

AP | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. refugee agency says an unusually large wave of Syrian families has been pouring into Iraq's Kurdistan region this week. Adrian Edw...

Lawlessness in the Heart of Africa

Ivan Šimonović | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Ivan Šimonović

In this lawless heart of Africa, an area larger than France and Belgium combined, the Lord's Resistance Army has found safe haven in the Central African Republic to operate and recruit.

Syrian Refugees Struggle To Protect Daughters From Exploitation

GlobalPost | Hillary Margolis | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan— When I met them in early June, Abu Nizar, his wife and their three daughters — aged 22, 18 and 14 — were perched on threadbare ma...

Solar Power Is Making Camps Safer For Refugees

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact

An international relief organization is using solar power to help create a safer environment for thousands of refugees. Oxfam International, a conf...

100,000 Deaths in Syria and Counting -- Time for Peace

Louis Belanger | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

I have worked in the humanitarian world for almost a decade now -- from Haiti to Somalia, the tsunami of 2004 to the conflict in Gaza -- yet the numbers behind the Syria crisis still never fail to shock me. Too many lives have been lost, too many futures shattered.

HRW: Egypt Threatening To Deport Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2013 | World

CAIRO, July 25 (Reuters) - Egypt has been detaining Syrian refugees without charge and threatening to deport them in a climate of growing hostility ...

LOOK: Artist Gives Syrian Kids Reason To Dream Of Better Future

AP | DALE GAVLAK | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact

ZAATARI, Jordan -- Young Syrian children, refugees of their country's grinding civil war, playfully grab paint brushes and rollers nearly as big as th...