By getting to know Dr. Hasan and his wife, Mitzi has become an outspoken advocate on behalf of refugees fleeing violence in the Mideast and North Africa. The scope of this human crisis is overwhelming, simply unfathomable.
Supporting Syrians' livelihoods is not a step towards full local integration, but part of an interim strategy to benefit economies and lives of the millions of people trying to escape Syria's civil war.
This catastrophic funding crisis risks condemning generations of refugees to live in camps indefinitely. If the GCC could match aid for Syrians to the economic assistance it donates to friendly governments, the impact could be huge.
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Back home in Los Angeles, where homelessness has increased by 12 percent, the sprawling tent cities of America's homeless remind me of the desperate refugees half a world away.
Though the Justice and Development Party (AKP) will win a plurality in Turkey's parliamentary ballot on November 1, the elections mark the beginning of the end for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Breezing through the Salt Lake City airport late one evening in 2007, a newspaper headline caught my attention. Chris Williams' young family, going out for ice cream, was in a collision with an underage drunk driver.
Visiting refugee camps in Eastern Turkey, I was appalled at the conditions I witnessed firsthand. Upon returning, I decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign in support of children living in the camps. The thing they need most of all -- and it might sound counterintuitive -- is to be able to play.
hanks to a technicality in counting refugees, hundreds of outlets from Amnesty International to the Brookings Institution have claimed that Saudi Arabia has taken zero refugees -- a ludicrous, but rarely fact-checked statement given the comical lack of a "Great Arabian Wall."
Saying that ISIS is a priority threat is ludicrous. It is a threat that needs to be eradicated immediately. But developments in Syria are not separate incidents divorced from each other. Every major movement in the country is closely linked.
As he stacks up dozens of empty baking trays in the back of his van after another morning round of helping to feed refugees, one thing is certain: the "Baker in Kos" clearly remembers from where he came.
If the migrants seek a life with respect and dignity, as they tell reporters, it cannot be founded on the backs of a human wave of misery.
Increasing attacks against ordinary Kurds in the western part of Turkey risks the societal fragmentation of the country, which in turn would encourage political fragmentation and feed into the PKK's narrative as being the sole protector of the Kurds.
The kingdom may find that a less intolerant, more inclusive approach, coupled with greater sensitivity to popular political, social and economic aspirations, apart from a greater willingness to cooperate with regional rivals, offers better hope for stability and security.
A four-year civil war has forced more than half of Syria's population to neighboring countries or other parts within it. While big NGOs have issued aid appeals, smaller relief organizations tend to operate with lower overhead costs so more of your money can directly support those in need.
ISTANBUL -- We could be witnessing the beginning of the end for Erdoğan and his circle. He evidently hopes that if fighting with the PKK resumes, the resulting chaos will turn the tide in his favor in the Nov. 1 elections. But this desperate strategy is fraught with peril.