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Syria's Humanitarian Crisis -- Dramatically Deteriorating

Caroline Gluck | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
Caroline Gluck

Syria's humanitarian crisis is dramatically deteriorating. The UN estimates 2.5 million people displaced by conflict inside the country need help, while there are now more than 800,000 refugees who've fled to neighbouring countries, including Jordan.

Frying Pans and Fires

Sarah Wayne Callies | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Sarah Wayne Callies

All are desperately hoping to return to Syria as soon as it is safe, even though their homes are little more than rubble now. They miss it, and their hurt and rage at having to leave was crushing them, so they had to share their stories to get out from under the weight of it.

Red Cross To Get More Syria Aid To Rebel Areas

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact

* ICRC seeks to reach civilians in rebel-held areas * Delivered medical supplies to Houla this week * Says humanitarian ...

40,000 Syrians Flee Key Town

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | World

GENEVA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - An estimated 40,000 people have fled a town in eastern Syria after three days of heavy fighting between government troop...

Love in a Hard Place

Caroline Gluck | Posted 04.16.2013 | World
Caroline Gluck

On St. Valentine's evening, the families of Aya and Mohammed gathered in a tiny building in Jordan's Zaatari camp, a vast sprawling place in the desert housing an estimated 90,000 refugees who fled Syria, and agreed on their engagement.

At Om Faisal's Apartment, the Syrian Refugee Crisis in a Microcosm

Anne C. Richard | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Anne C. Richard

On a recent trip to the Middle East, USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg and I stopped by the apartment of Om Faisal, a widowed grandmother. Shattered by war, separation, and hardship, she and her family had fled Homs, Syria and are now a few of the 720,000 Syrian refugees.

UN: 5,000 Syrian Refugees Fleeing Daily

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact

* Rate up from 2,000 to 3,000 a day late last year * UNHCR says could surpass 1 million well before June * Water shortag...

Student Brings Blankets To Syrian Refugess

AP | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact

BAB AL-SALAMEH BORDER CROSSING, Syria -- While backpacking in Europe and Asia, Wijbe Abma was moved by stories of human tragedy in Syria, torn by a ci...

Daniel Lippman

Syria War-Wounded Flee Across Border To Treatment In Turkey | Daniel Lippman | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey –- Ten-year-old Malik lost his left leg because of shelling. Twelve-year-old Maysa is now paralyzed and won’t be able to walk aga...

U.N.: We Can't Help Syrians Without More Donations

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact

* Four mln need help in Syria as well as 700,000 refugees * Shifting control of neighbourhoods complicates aid * Donor c...

WATCH: Young Syrian Refugee Tells Heartbreaking Story Of Brother's Death

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.24.2013 | World

"Great man. Tall. Very Tall. Blue eyes...Dead." Tears well in young Saleh's eyes as he tells CNN about the death of his eldest brother, a fighter w...

A Refuge From Syria Conflict Still Brings Misery for Thousands in Lebanon

Caroline Gluck | Posted 01.18.2013 | World
Caroline Gluck

Its an old building, drafty and unheated. Seeping rainwater has caused large patches of damp and peeling paint on the walls. And in the bathroom, she laughs, pulling a face, there are rats.

UN: We Can't Feed 1 Million Hungry Syrians

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact

UPDATED: Jan 8, 2012, 11:50 a.m. EST GENEVA — The World Food Program said Tuesday it is unable to help an estimated 1 million Syrians who are goi...

Syrian Jets Bomb Palestinian Refugee Camp

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2013 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Syrian fighter jets bombed the Palestinian Yarmouk camp in Damascus on Sunday, killing at...

Child Deaths And Winter's Cold Fill Syrian Refugee Camps

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2013 | World

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi ZAATARI, Jordan, Dec 16 (Reuters) - One-year-old Ali Ghazawi, born with a heart defect, faced a battle for surv...

Number Of Syrian Refugees Tops 500,000

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2013 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Dec 11 (Reuters) - More than half a million Syrian refugees are now registered or are waiting to in other...

WATCH: Syria's Worsening Refugee Crisis Threatens Hundreds Of Thousands

The Huffington Post | Megan Robertson | Posted 01.26.2013 | World

With violence back at home escalating between Syrian rebels and the regime of Bashar Al Assad, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have been disp...

Urban Refugees: Hidden in Plain Sight

Christian Fuchs | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

From its founding 32 years ago this month, Jesuit Refugee Service has made it a priority to work with "forgotten" refugees -- those living in the shadows -- whose plight is overlooked by others.

Aid Groups Raise Syria Refugees Appeal To $490 Million

AP | Posted 09.27.2012 | Impact

GENEVA -- The United Nations on Thursday increased its funding appeal for Syrians who have fled the conflict in their country to almost $490 million, ...

Syrian Refugee Numbers Rise Sharply

AP | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. refugee agency says there has been another sharp rise in Syrian refugees fleeing to Turkey and that the numbers headed to Jordan &n...

Syrian Refugees Clash With Jordanian Security Guards

AP | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

ZAATARI, Jordan -- More than 50 Syrian refugee youths have tried to tear down an enclosure fence at Jordan's first refugee tent city, saying they want...

Syrian, Jordanian Forces Clash At Border

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2012 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi ALEPPO, Syria, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Syrian and Jordanian forces clashed along the border overnight in an incident t...

Syrian Refugees Face New Dangers In Jordanian Camp

AP | BASSEM MROUE and DALE GAVLAK | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

YAYLADAGI, Turkey — His two-story house with a garden became a military post when government forces moved into his village in northeastern Syria...

Fighting In Syria's Largest City Intensifies

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

KILIS, Turkey -- More than 1,300 Syrians fled to Turkey overnight to escape the civil war as rebels tried to expand their hold inside Syria's largest ...

U.S. Approves $12 Million More To Syrians

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has approved another $12 million in emergency relief aid to Syrians, the White House said ...