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Syrian Refugees To Get Prepaid 'Debit Cards' To Buy Groceries Instead Of Packaged Meals

Posted 11.01.2013 | Impact

Syrian refugees will soon be able to shop in supermarkets like any other customer instead of waiting on tireless lines for food rations. The United...

UN Reaches Record Number Of Syrians, But Malnutrition Rising

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

* WFP still short of 4 million target each month * Civilians in besieged areas beyond reach of aid agencies * Rising tre...

LOOK: Jordan's Zaatari Refugee Camp In Numbers

Posted 11.01.2013 | World

ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Zaatari camp for Syrians fleeing their country's civil war is one of the largest refugee camps in the world. ...

Largest Syrian Refugee Camp Slowly Becomes City

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan -- ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (AP) — The manager of the region's largest camp for Syrian refugees arranges toy figures, trucks and ho...

World Food Programme Reaches Record Number Of Syrians

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

GENEVA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - The United Nations food agency delivered rations to a record 3.3 million people in Syria in October, up from 2.7 million t...

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Syrians Flee Damascus During Temporary Cease-Fire

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Nearly 2,000 Syrians fled the war-ravaged Damascus district of Moadamiyeh Tuesday with the help of aid wor...

7 Photos Of Syrian Refugee Children That Will Break Your Heart AND Inspire You

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

Kids and toys usually go together like peas and carrots. But for many Syrian refugee children, having fled their war-torn homeland with little more th...

Syrian Minorities Fear Retribution In Exile

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Oct 23 (Reuters) - In a small park on the edge of old Istanbul's Eminonu square, women sit begging, Syrian...

Syrian Refugees Need Safe Harbor, Aid Group Says

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact

* Syrians fleeing Egypt across Mediterranean * UNHCR urges Europe and West to grant asylum * Libya, Egypt struggling to ...

After Fleeing Bloodshed In Syria, Refugees Face Horror In Egypt

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — An international human rights group urged Egypt on Thursday to end its policy of unlawfully detaining Syrian refugees, includi...

Eline Gordts

LOOK: Powerful Photos Show Syrian Refugees' Message To The World | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

After more than two years of fighting, Syria's refugee crisis has grown to epic proportions. More than 2 million people have fled the war-torn c...

LOOK: The Epic Struggle Of 3 Syrian Sisters

Benoît Le Corre and Félix Guillou | Posted 10.15.2013 | World


Lebanon Requires Immediate Attention

James Zogby | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Zogby

More than the violence or the fear of renewed civil war, what has put Lebanon on the brink is the flood of Syrian refugees who are overwhelming the country, threatening it with economic collapse and its capacity to survive as a state.

Special Foods Fight Malnutrition in Syria

William Lambers | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
William Lambers

It's critical that aid agencies maintain the pipeline of this food, especially in a crisis as desperate as the one in Syria. The hunger facing Syria is so severe that the needs of the population will grow as the conflict continues.

Smartphones Put Syria's Hidden Refugees On The Map

Evening Standard, London | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GPS systems are being used to register new refugee camps and target relief in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley Thousands of “hidden” refugees who arrived...

UN Demanding Aid Access In Syria

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- The president of the U.N. Security Council said Monday that many members are pressing to follow up on last week's resolution to elim...

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.