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Syrian Refugees

A Time for Action as Syrian Crisis Enters Its Fifth Year

Loren Hyatt | Posted 03.23.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Syrian Refugee Crisis Strains Jordan's Resources

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

What happens when the smiling young children who greeted us with "hellos" become teenagers who have grown up in the confines of Za'atari? If they see no future, they will become vulnerable to manipulation and radicalization. We have seen it before. We're about to see it again. The world must step up and act now.

Our Fight Against ISIS

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

The solution to end this insane violence is not to circulate gruesome imagery of beheadings and violence. We must return to the human element that all these brave journalists so passionately tried to shed light on.

Life for Refugees in Lebanon Becoming Increasingly Harsh

Caroline Gluck | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Caroline Gluck

Some families were in self-constructed shelters, using plastic sheets and pieces of wood. Many of their shelters had let in snow and water -- bringing misery to their inhabitants trying to stay warm. Aid agencies politely call the living conditions of these people "substandard." In truth, they are squalid and often unfit for human habitation.

Sophia Jones

Despite Kobani's Liberation From ISIS, Many Syrians See Little To Celebrate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- Syrians say there's little to celebrate even if Kurdish fighters, aided by a barrage of U.S.-led airstrikes, have successfully dr...

Angelina Jolie: We're 'Failing' Millions Of Refugees In Iraq, Syria

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact

Angelina Jolie is demanding the world pay closer attention to the dire needs of displaced Iraqi and Syrian families. The actress visited a refugee...

Syrian Refugees: Prostitution Rises When Aid Fails

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

During a recent visit to Lebanon, walking along Hamra Street, I was taken back to my childhood. My father and I meandered down this road en route to my favorite spot. Constantly stopped by friends, eager to talk, it seemed to take forever to reach the Modca Cafe, and the ice cream I so eagerly anticipated.

The Syria I Miss

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

Only by clinging steadfastly to a memory of a happy Syria can I believe that one day those who contributed to both sides of the current war will commit to help the victims of the conflict. Syrian refugees are dying in the cold, and the price of a jacket is far less than the price of a weapon.

Syria's Young Diamonds: Turkey-Syria Border (Part 5)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

While some of the young are despondent, looking for nothing more than to grow old enough to die, the vast majority still dream of something better and are willing to do what it takes to climb themselves out of "The Lost Generation" that the international human-rights community has labeled them. Among these hopefuls, leaders emerge, those with an intense devotion to learning.

Chess in a Conflict Zone: Turkey-Syria Border (Part 6)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

The lone American in the trailer leans over the students to study their moves, his Syrian translator practically attached to his hip. The Karam Leadership Program identification card hanging around his neck sways side-to-side as he points out a strategic mistake.

Why Assad Still Must Go

Mohammed Alaa Ghanem | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Mohammed Alaa Ghanem

Foreign Policy recently reported on an unpublished paper percolating through Washington policy circles that presents the Assad regime in Syria in an unusually positive light.

Merkel: Welcome Refugees And Reject Racism

Reuters | Madeline Chambers | Posted 12.30.2014 | World

BERLIN, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to turn their backs on a growing grass-roots movement of anti-Muslim protesters, cal...

Global Innovation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our daily givers are honored to support this week.

This Is What It's Like to Flee to Europe With Syrians

Wolfgang Bauer | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Wolfgang Bauer

This is how a journalist who writes about human traffickers suddenly became a human trafficker himself.

U.S. 'Steps Up,' Considers 9,000 Syrian Refugee Applications

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact

Nations around the world are stepping up their responses to the Syrian refugee crisis, and the U.S. is among those expected to take on a bigger role. ...

UN Resumes Food Aid For Syrian Refugees After Raising More Funds

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | World

(Updates with quotes, detail) By Chris Arsenault ROME, Dec 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations will res...

#RestoreHappy

Tammara Fort | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Tammara Fort

It is a tale of loss and hope told in pictures by children whose lives have been forever altered by war, and it was laid out for everyone to see.

Sophia Jones

'If We're Going To Go Hungry Here, We Might As Well Be Hungry In Our Own Homes'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- For millions of Syrians, a simple food voucher distributed by the United Nations' World Food Program is the only thing ensuring they won...

Helping Feed Syrian War Refugees

William Lambers | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is asking for your help to save 1.7 million Syrian war refugees from starvation. WFP has launched the 1 Dollar for S...

We Leave, They Stay: Turkey-Syria Series (Part 4)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

Many do not remember their homes back in Syria, and do not think of their current dimly-lit slabs of concrete with yellow water and no heat as "home". Trying to draw them out, Lina suggests they sketch their future homes instead. The dream home they will have when they return to Syria.

Rabbits in Syria: Turkey-Syria Border (Part 3)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

We sit in the garden of the Salam school in the city of Reyhanli, at the Turkey-Syria border. The wind ruffles the olive trees, and from the corner of my eye I see the school's pet ducks and rabbits basking in the afternoon sun. This is the setting of Karam's journalism class.

Empowering War Victims: Turkey-Syria Border (Part 2)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 01.24.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

Empowering refugees of war is no easy task. Every child in this school has seen blood spilled in their streets. That 6-year-old girl in the corner watched as her home was destroyed. The nightmares of that 10-year-old boy offering me his snack will not let him sleep.