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Syrian Refugee Crisis

Trump's Entry Ban Is Unneeded and Wrong

Ivan Eland | Posted 02.07.2017 | World
Ivan Eland

Although Donald Trump had good inclinations on some foreign policy issues during his campaign and transition period--for example, staying out of unnee...

Our Refugee Camp Honeymoon

CrowdRise | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact

Ethan and Lisa Zohn are in Greece as part of the CrowdRise 24-Hour Impact Project. They've launched a fundraiser and have 24 hours to raise $20,000 to...

Responding To Today's Global Refugee Crisis: How Will History Judge Us?

Annie Sovcik, Esq. | Posted 09.20.2016 | World
Annie Sovcik, Esq.

The United States must lead by example. The Obama Administration's initiative in coordinating the Leaders' Summit on Refugees is a strong step but, as millions of lives are at risk and in limbo, its value will be measured on its outcomes and concrete deliverables.

From Damascus To Amsterdam: Borders, Hope And A Small Rubber Boat

Nish Gera | Posted 09.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Nish Gera

When I met Amr for the first time in Amsterdam, it was almost two years to the day, after that fateful morning on the boat. He was on a different boat this time -- a friend's houseboat in Amsterdam. And it was pride weekend.

Obama Administration Hits Goal Of Welcoming 10,000 Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The 10,000th Syrian refugee to resettle in the U.S. this fiscal year arrived on Monday, the White House announced, following through on...

World Refugee Day Passes Without Notice, Syrian Refugee Crisis Lingers On

Christine Ngaruiya, MD MSc DTM&H | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Christine Ngaruiya, MD MSc DTM&H

The month of June marked Ramadan, which is a period of fasting, prayer, and sanctification, observed by nearly two billion Muslims across the world. D...

Would Anyone Save Us?

Yolanda Rondon | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Yolanda Rondon

Refugees are people just like us, students, doctors, artists, business owners, entrepreneurs and teachers. Now what would you do, if overnight you, an American, became a refugee due to war?

The Heart Of A Surgeon

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SreyRam Kuy, MD

The Heart of a Surgeon Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interview by Sally Croom, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. This interview was or...

Car Bomb Kills 6 Jordanian Troops At Syria Border

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 06.21.2016 | World

AMMAN (Reuters) -- The U.S. government condemned as a "cowardly terrorist act" a car bomb attack that killed six Jordanian border guards in a military...

Where Should We Put Them? The Tricky Art of Resettling Refugees

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Jan DeBlieu photo A few months ago one of my big-hearted friends confided to me, "I really want to bring a Syrian family here"--here being ...

Is Obama Being Hypocritical About Syrian Refugees?

Kicker | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics

You may have forgotten all about it, but the refugee crisis, especially the one in Syria, is still going on.

To the Right, to the Right, to the Right, to the Right

Zoha Qamar | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Zoha Qamar

Since an overdue focus on the Syrian refugee crisis in global headlines, nations across Europe have experienced a steep rise in the popularity of far-right political parties. With many of the foundational ideals of such parties pointing inwards to directly and solely support especially native born citizens, it is clear that such politicians are rising in favor built off the rallying hate of innocent refugees.

The Plight of Female Refugees in Turkey Remains Largely Ignored

The Heller School | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
The Heller School

By Andrea Eisinberg The war in Syria - considered the humanitarian crisis of the 21st century - is now in its fifth year. It continues to dismantle...

We Cannot Let Humanitarian Crises Deny the World's Children an Education

Gordon Brown | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
Gordon Brown

ISTANBUL -- The Syrian refugee crisis has exposed the hypocrisy of a world that promises universal rights and then does little to guarantee them. Today, despite headline-grabbing pledging conferences, the majority of Syria's 6 million impacted and displaced children still go without a basic education.

Aicha: The Hypothetical Story of a Syrian Child Refugee

Katie Sgarro | Posted 05.20.2016 | World
Katie Sgarro

Aicha is the hypothetical story of a child refugee from Syria who arrives in Florence, Italy. The story describes Aicha's fictional day exploring the city, but hopes to illuminate the greater reality of the current child refugee crisis.

It's a Wide, Wide World

Tom Allon | Posted 05.11.2016 | New York
Tom Allon

Growing up in New York, I had a view of the world similar to the old Steinberg poster: after Broadway and Columbus and Central Park came 5th Avenue and then came California and then China and Australia in the distant horizon.

A Simple Humanitarian Proposal: Crowdfunding Resettlement for Syrian Refugee Families

Matthew La Corte | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Matthew La Corte

We can tap into America's compassionate, philanthropic spirit, and leverage our existing technological platforms. Let's show our dithering bureaucrats and politicians that Americans don't accept sitting on the sidelines as people die.

Syrian Hoops Star Flees War, With Eyes on NBA

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 04.29.2016 | World
Tara Kangarlou

When the Syrian civil war broke in 2011, he was playing professional basketball in South America -- little did he know that only a year after his return back home to Syria in 2013, he'd be fleeing his war-torn country to North America.

Tripoli: The First Stop On The Refugee Trail To Greece

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.08.2016 | World

Embarking in Tripoli, Lebanon, where desperate Syrian refugees have sought shelter in embattled neighborhoods reminiscent of the war at home, journali...

After 6 Months, the U.S. Has Welcomed A Whopping 13 Percent of its Syrian Refugee Goal

Matthew La Corte | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Matthew La Corte

The federal government has taken steps to ramp up resettlement in recent weeks, but the tremendous effort it will take to reach both goals remains lofty. In fact, we are currently on pace to resettle fewer refugees than last year despite the 2016 goal being 15,000 more.

The Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Janis Joplin and Bjork to Refugees from Syria

Karin Badt | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I have not missed the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival once in the last nine years.

Post-Brussels, EU Needs More Cohesion

Saad Khan | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Saad Khan

The EU crisis is intrinsically linked with the Syrian civil war. The sudden onslaught of refugees and rise of ISIS made it impossible to remain a distant observer.

Hundreds Of Stranded Syrians Celebrate Nowruz In Greek Refugee Camp

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.21.2016 | World

More than 1,000 miles away from home, refugees were singing, dancing and smiling in a squalid tent city on the Greek-Macedonian border on Sunday, cele...

New Breed of Syrian Activists

George Batah | Posted 03.07.2016 | World
George Batah

There is now a new breed of Syrian activists as many began working during the war and what differentiate them from politicians and opposition leaders is having less interest in politics and historical conflicts ; and more interest in humanitarian issues and solutions.

2 Jailed Over Drowning Of Refugees, Including Toddler Aylan Kurdi

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.07.2016 | World

A Turkish court on Friday sentenced two Syrians to four years in jail over the drowning of five people including toddler Aylan Kurdi, the image of who...