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Syrian Refugees

Border Crisis: How Will Turkey Support Over 1 Million Syrian Refugees?

Jen Nedeau | Posted 08.31.2014 | World
Jen Nedeau

Turkey, which is smaller in size than the state of Texas, shares a long border with Syria, much like Texas shares with Mexico. In Syria, not just one generation, but many generations have been wiped out by the violence.

When Is 70 Percent Better Than 100 Percent?

Hardy Vieux | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Hardy Vieux

What if those of us searching for solutions made peace with the fact that we just do not -- and, perhaps, may not -- fully understand all of the contours of some of the seemingly intractable problems facing the Syrian refugee population?

Education That Makes a Difference

Hardy Vieux | Posted 08.24.2014 | World
Hardy Vieux

Societies in conflict need dynamic thinkers and leaders to help resolve and recover from that conflict.

Syria Refugee Crisis Hits New Milestone

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

ANKARA, June 19 (Reuters) - The number of Syrians who are housed in refugee camps and cities in neighboring Turkey has reached 1.05 million, Turkish...

This Syrian Boy Forgot How To Write After Being Torn Away From School. He's Just 1 Of A Million

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact

Mohammad returns home to a quiet house around 11 p.m. each day. He has five sisters, but they're all asleep by the time he's finished his laborious 12...

Syrian Diaspora: The Za'atari Refugee Camp (PHOTOS)

David Maurice Smith | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
David Maurice Smith

The Za'atari refugee camp has become the gateway for the majority of the 600,000 Syrians that have fled their homeland since seemingly innocuous government protests escalated into a bloody civil war.

Sophia Jones

On The Run From ISIS, Syrian Kurds Wonder If They've Left One War For Another

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

ERBIL, Iraq -- On most days, Youssef Suleiman and his family of six can be found crowded around their television in a sprawling refugee camp on the ou...

Harrowing Photos Of Syrian Child Refugees Capture A Generation Lost To War

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.11.2014 | World

The harrowing struggle for survival is not over for more than 1.1 million children who have fled Syria's devastating war. Thousands now carry the burd...

She Is an American Girl: 72 Hours in Syrian Refugee Camps

Amanda Jaber | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Amanda Jaber

The tears began to mix with the shower water streaming down my face as Tom Petty's "American Girl" blasted from the thin speakers of my iPhone. The desperate words, "Why don't you help us," echoed in my head.

Max J. Rosenthal

Syrians Flood Embassy In Lebanon To Cast Ballots For Assad

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

YARZE, Lebanon -- They partied their way up the 10-kilometer hill toward the Syrian Embassy, waving flags and posters in the oppressive heat. They dod...

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Families Living Outside Turkish Refugee Camps Face Tough Conditions

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

NARLICA, Turkey -- Back in Syria's Hama province, where he is from, Ali once had a beautiful home, with ornate tile work, a pair of cars and a driver ...

Nearly 2,000 Syrian Children In Lebanon At Risk Of Death Due To Malnutrition

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian refugees in Lebanon lack access to specialized medical care such as dialysis and cancer treatment, forcing some to risk their l...

Syrian Diaspora: Jordan's Urban Refugees (PHOTOS)

David Maurice Smith | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
David Maurice Smith

Not since the horror of World War II has the planet seen a forced migration the size of the Syrian diaspora that began three years ago when seemingly innocuous government protests escalated into a bloody civil war.

Necessary and Sufficient: Protecting Syria's Children

Hardy Vieux | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Hardy Vieux

A refugee crisis is anything but fair, though. Donors want results; the media wants stories; the government wants greater support; and refugees want effective assistance. But, it is the children that need protecting. If we bungle protecting them, what else could possibly matter?

Corrupt Middlemen Demand Poorest Syrian Refugees Pay Bribes To Get Aid

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.16.2014 | Impact

KAB ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) — The Syrian refugee woman pushed through the crowd into the dusty grocery, where she was told she could register to receive...

Syrian Refugee Education: A Conversation With Zack Bazzi

Stacy Bare | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Stacy Bare

Zack Bazzi is planning on making a trip to Northern Iraq in June of this year to bring support to schools in refuge camps for Syrians who have fled the fighting in their own country. The project is called TentEd.

What Syrian Child Refugees 'Working The Streets' In Lebanon Really Means

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

Khaled, an 11-year-old Syrian boy living in Beirut, often works until 4 am begging partygoers for money. He's one of countless refugee children in the...

Somali Refugees Tell Syrian Children: You Are Not Alone

Posted 04.18.2014 | World

Three years into the conflict in Syria, more than 5 million of the country's children are living as refugees -- often in the most dire of circumstance...

Lifting All Boats

Hardy Vieux | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Hardy Vieux

Here in Jordan, we, in the humanitarian aid community, are addressing the myriad, stubborn problems born of the Syrian civil war.

Max J. Rosenthal

'I Wish We Were Dead In Syria Rather Than Staying Here'

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.02.2014 | World

BEBNINE, Lebanon -- The residents of this informal refugee settlement in northern Lebanon have a familiar list of complaints: no money, no jobs, littl...

Words, Words, Words: A Humanitarian Impasse

Elizabeth MacNairn | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth MacNairn

At a humanitarian impasse, we sit. We have been here at this Syrian crossroads for three years now waiting for diplomatic follow-through from the international community and growing wearier all the while.

Syrian Civil War Is Killing Kids' Chances Of Beating Cancer

Jay Scott | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

The inaccessibility to health care in Syria is only adding to the death toll of the war. A country that was once envied for its government-funded healthcare system is now only a shell of that, with 60 percent of its hospitals destroyed or damaged, and many doctors exiting the country as swiftly as everyone else.

Struggling to Save a Generation of Syrian School Children on the Second Shift

Keith David Watenpaugh | Posted 05.21.2014 | College
Keith David Watenpaugh

Even if the war in Syria ends soon, the lost generation of Syrian children won't have the basic skills like literacy needed to rebuild their country.

Remembering Syria's Children

Maryam Saleh | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Maryam Saleh

Today, I realized something that has been easy to forget: It's not that people don't care, it's that they don't know, which is what makes my job as a Syrian-American and as a citizen of this earth in informing them so much more important.

The Forgotten

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.18.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The story of the hundreds of thousands of children in Syria that pass through the gates of hell is yet to be told. Starving to death, burned to ashes, gassed, summarily executed, gunned down, tortured, orphaned, and displaced, the lucky ones become refugees facing an ever gloomier future.