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Syrian Refugees

‘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...

Yarmouk Camp, Anybody still there?

Hind Kabawat | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Hind Kabawat

Sami was one of the pioneers of the revolution in a time when the revolution meant hope. He participated in the demonstration that took place in the Omayyad mosque. I remember the day. I saw him near the mosque one Friday in June 2011; he smiled at me and told me he would come over later that night.

Why Syria's Devout Oppose ISIS, as Told by a Cleric That Fled Their Rule

Michael Kaplan | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
Michael Kaplan

This February, we conducted a series of interviews in southern Turkey with those who have fled ISIS rule in Syria. In the city of Sanliurfa, we met rebel fighters, Islamic judges, and scholars, among them, Ahmed Saleh, a prominent imam from the Syrian city of Deir Ezzour.

The Iran Deal Is Hurting the ISIS Fight

Mohammed Alaa Ghanem | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Mohammed Alaa Ghanem

Last week, the Pentagon triumphantly announced that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had lost over a quarter of its Iraqi territory. But whatever happens in Iraq, the United States is not winning the ISIS fight.

Rescuing Migrants at Sea Might Not Be a Permanent Solution, but It Will Save Lives

Aurélie Ponthieu | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Aurélie Ponthieu

If the dangerous sea route has now become the principal means of entry to the European Union for refugees, it is because the land borders are closed.

Aid Group Pressures U.S. To Resettle 65,000 Syrian Refugees By End Of Next Year

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact

BEIRUT (AP) — An international aid group on Thursday called on the United States to resettle 65,000 Syrians before the end of 2016, highlighting Was...

And Now.. Video Everywhere

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.02.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Yesterday, a New York City cop made the mistake of cursing out an Uber taxi driver while his passenger recorded the whole thing on video. This was a big mistake, because today he was removed from his job on the 'Terrorism Task Force.'

The Strain From the Syrian Conflict: Jordan and the Refugees

Jeremy Paduano | Posted 05.31.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Paduano

While the brutal atrocities of ISIL dominate media headlines, the long-term toll that the conflict is taking on the millions who have fled their homes does not receive the sustained attention it deserves.

A Time for Action as Syrian Crisis Enters Its Fifth Year

Loren Hyatt | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Loren Hyatt

As humanitarian needs persist and even grow in Syria and neighboring countries, the rest of the world must not forget about the crisis. This is a time to be bold. This is not a time for inaction. This is not a time to watch a country be destroyed and generations of Syrians scattered and forgotten.

EU Asylum Policy: The Necessity For a Shared Responsibility

Athéna Tacet | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
Athéna Tacet

It's time for the EU Member States to agree on a common supranational policy that will overcome national interests for the purpose of reducing the human cost of migrations while respecting Europe's commitment to the rights and freedoms of asylum-seekers.

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change Helped Fuel The Syrian Conflict, New Paper Finds | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

An unprecedented climate change-fueled drought contributed to the political unrest in Syria, a new paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the Na...

Sophia Jones

All It Takes To Cross From Turkey To ISIS-Held Syria Is $25 | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

KARKEMISH, Turkey -- If the three Brooklyn men arrested Wednesday on charges of aiding and plotting to join the Islamic State had boarded flights to T...