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Syrian Refugees

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 08.29.2015 | 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...

‘We Are People Who Got Used To The War, And Learned Not To Get Used To Anything'

HuffPost Arabi | Hadeel Arja | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

They've condensed an entire homeland into a tent, the Syrians who fled the war at home for Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and other countries. They've se...

What Has Become of Syria?

Daniel Raphael | Posted 07.14.2015 | College
Daniel Raphael

We can only hope that the war ends quickly and peace returns to Syria. As I write that statement I know it is idealistic and facile, for it is likely to be years if not decades before peace returns in Syria.

Malala Opens A School For Syrian Refugee Girls

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

By Sylvia Westall BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon, July 12 (Reuters) - Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th bi...

Hospital in Israel Treats Wounded Syrians

Alexander Kacala | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Alexander Kacala

In the Golan Heights, an Isreali hospital 30 kilometers from the Syrian border treats wounded Syrians from the bloody civil war happening there. Some of them children.

Leaving Aleppo With 700 Works of Art

Meghan Nuttall Sayres | Posted 06.25.2015 | World
Meghan Nuttall Sayres

Adnan Alahmad left war-torn Aleppo, Syria, with his wife, two adult children and seven hundred paintings by the best of Syrian's artists. Their journey took them to Lebanon, and Mersin, Turkey, before arriving in Istanbul last summer.

10 Facts You Need To Know About Syrian Refugees | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact

20 June 2015, World Refugee Day: The World Food Programme (WFP) is committed to the millions of Syrians caught up in a conflict in its fifth year. As ...

60 Million People Living Today as Refugees

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Reading about the plight of refugees, it's easy for the suffering millions to meld together into a faceless mass. That's why I want to place one human face on the 60 million refugees. I want to share the story of my mother.

Sophia Jones

Million In Northern Syria Facing Humanitarian Catastrophe After Fuel Cuts | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey -- Northern Syria is on the brink of disaster as widespread fuel cuts threaten mass power outages, water shortages and hospital closu...

Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Pour Into Turkey As Kurds Advance On ISIS Stronghold

AP | LEFTERIS PITARAKIS and SAMEER N. YAACOUB | Posted 06.14.2015 | World

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) -- Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting between Syrian Ku...

Sophia Jones

Rare Arabic-Language Bookstore Gives Istanbul's Syrian Refugees A Taste Of Home | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

Syrian book publishers Samer al Kadri and Gulnar Hajo, who are refugees from Damascus, opened their own Arabic-language bookstore in Istanbul on Friday.

Cash vs. Blankets for Syrian Refugees?

Khaled Hosseini | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Khaled Hosseini

UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, estimates that two-thirds of Syrian non-camp refugees live below Jordan's poverty line, one out of six below the abject poverty line.

Honoring Those Who Have Helped Our Own

Theodore Caputi | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Theodore Caputi

To me, Memorial Day is one of the most important days of the year; it is a time to celebrate our veterans with parades and lay wreaths at the graves of those American soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We are accustomed to honoring American servicemen and servicewomen, but it is important to recognize that there are non-Americans to whom we owe a debt of gratitude.

Sophia Jones

ISIS' Latest Conquest Has Dark History Of State Torture And Abuse | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- When Dr. Bara Sarraj heard that Islamic State militants had overrun the city of Palmyra and its ancient desert ruins, he began to cry. ...

Syrian Archbishop On Christians Threatened By ISIS: 'We May Disappear Soon'

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 04.30.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) In the weeks leading up to Easter, Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo was starting to sense, finally, that the war that had rav...