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Syrian Refugees

More Than A Thousand Refugees Arrive In Austria After Being Pushed Out Of Hungary

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 09.05.2015 | World

VIENNA, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Around 2,000 refugees have arrived at Austria's border from Hungary, and the numbers could more than double through the da...

Martin O'Malley: U.S. Should Take In 65,000 Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, has called on the United States to absorb at least 65,000 Syria...

We Were Human Before We Were Politicians

Clementine Bihiga | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Clementine Bihiga

Many of us have seen the picture of the three-year-old Syrian boy who was washed up ashore. Does that picture make you feel sick to your stomach? Does it make you feel angry? Does it make you wonder where humanity is headed?

A Reminder That A Syrian Migrant's Son Gave Us The iPhone

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business

A Hungary ruled by right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban doesn't deserve to produce the next iPhone. The populist leader has spewed&nb...

No Act of Love Is Too Small

Staci Frenes | Posted 09.04.2015 | Religion
Staci Frenes

I was in the Santa Cruz Mountains not long ago, speaking and singing at a women's conference. We were focusing on the theme of loving others in practical ways through our gifts, and something in particular happened there that will remain imprinted in my memory.

Drowned Syrian Boys Buried In Hometown They Fled

Associated Press | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.04.2015 | World

KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian woman and her two young sons who drowned on a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece were buried Friday ...

Aylan: A Watershed Moment for Syria?

Saad Khan | Posted 09.04.2015 | World
Saad Khan

Europe has seen massive waves of refugees in the past. It is, however, for the first time that it is experiencing the fallout of the Syrian civil war.

Help the Refugees With Debt for Dignity Swaps

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 09.04.2015 | World
Lorelei Kelly

Spurred on by the increasingly dire human and political costs of inadequate response, European leaders will gather in mid-September to address the refugee crisis. They should look to the environmental conservation movement to find innovative policy ideas.

They Call You a Refugee. I Call You Grandpa.

Khazar Fatemi | Posted 09.04.2015 | World
Khazar Fatemi

The first time I met a refugee was the day I was born. She was my mother. My parents were fleeing the Iranian regime. They had already been on the run for three years inside of Iran, changing places every two months. They were political activists and both had been sentenced to death.

Young Syrian Refugee Sums Up His Countrymen's Feelings In 45 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

One 13-year-old's brief analysis of the Syrian refugee crisis provides eye-opening insight into the ongoing tension between those force...

Father Of Drowned Syrian Toddler Describes Last Moments With Family

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

The Syrian man whose wife and two young children drowned while the family was trying to reach Greece by boat emotionally recalled their las...

The Refugee Crisis That Isn't

Kenneth Roth | Posted 09.03.2015 | World
Kenneth Roth

BRUSSELS -- This "wave of people" is more like a trickle when considered against the pool that must absorb it. The influx this year is only 0.068 percent of the EU's population. Before we get carried away by apocalyptic rhetoric, we should recognize that if there is a crisis, it is one of politics, not capacity.

Aunt Of Drowned Syrian Boy Aylan Kurdi Mourns In Canada

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

VANCOUVER, Sept 3 (Reuters) - The family of two Syrian toddlers who drowned as they tried to reach Greece had not yet applied to enter Canada, the ex...

When Western Intervention Is Not Enough: Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Phil Burnett | Posted 09.01.2015 | College
Phil Burnett

With over 700,000 Syrians suddenly thrown into the pot, the bubble of Jordanian prosperity could burst. Perhaps forgetting that many were once refugees themselves seeking shelter, Jordanians have grown weary of watching foreign aid dollars be diverted into the hands of needier Syrians.

Why The Debate Over Europe's Migration Crisis Is Full Of Myths

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.29.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Hein de Haas, professor of...

"You Stink"

James Zogby | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

It was a stroke of genius that Lebanon's young protesters named their movement "You Stink". In just two words, they captured both the essence of their country's immediate crisis over uncollected garbage and its longer-term structural problems.

German Priest Goes Above And Beyond To Help Refugees

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Asche | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

If you want to see Father Oliver, you’ll have to get through a long line of refugees first. Most of them can’t speak German. Many of them crad...

'We're Done Begging For Help:' Syrian Refugee Mothers Despair Over Struggles To Feed, Support Newborns

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact

    More than 4 million Syrians have fled their country and are now registered as refugees, according to the United Nations. Most face desp...

Typhoid Strikes Palestinian Refugees In Embattled Syrian Camp

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

The United Nations has confirmed a typhoid outbreak in Yarmouk, Syria's embattled Palestinian refugee camp. It's the latest hardship for a community ...

Syrian Refugee Camp's Circus School Spreads Confidence, Smiles, Hope

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact

When Mohammad “Abu Qasem” Qusam Ghouzlan arrived with his family at the Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan from his home...

Turkey Builds Wall In Token Effort To Secure Border With Syria

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

Turkey has started building a new wall along a fragment of its southeastern border with Syria as it struggles against smuggling, illegal migration an...

Throwing Rocks

Phil Burnett | Posted 08.12.2015 | College
Phil Burnett

I worried, as many others have, about the negative impact of such trips -- whether these villages would face internal retaliation for working with Westerners, whether their conversion to Christianity was a facade they embraced to receive the aid, and whether such work would disrupt the functionality of their tattered economies.

Queens of Syria Extinguishes the Stereotypes Created by War

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

At the last Abu Dhabi Film Festival -- and I mean last in every way since the eighth edition of this beloved cinematic bridge across cultures turned out to be its swan song -- one film quietly grabbed my imagination.

Finding a Way Forward for Syria

James Zogby | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Recent bilateral discussions involving Americans, Russians, Saudis, and others that there may be a renewed push for negotiations to end the conflict in Syria. It should have been clear from the beginning that a negotiated solution is the only way to end this long war.

Video Shows Harrowing Rescue Amid Deadly Migrant Boat Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

The humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders has released footage of harrowing scenes on the Mediterranean Sea showing the group trying to save hu...