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Syrian Refugees

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 03.31.2014 | 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' | 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 03.27.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 03.21.2014 | 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 03.20.2014 | 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 03.18.2014 | 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.

Thousands Donated Their Photos To Make One Powerful Image

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact

One campaign is taking an artistic approach to raising awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Syria. To mark the third anniversary of the Syria...

Sophia Jones

These Syrian Refugee Photos Tell An Unlikely Story Of Human Resiliency | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

Hundreds of Syrians cross the border into Jordan every day on foot. Some are the elderly walking with children and grandchildren, leaving a lifetime b...

This Week In Stories That Actually Mattered: February 24-March 1, 2014

Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact

From the Oscars' troubling lack of diversity, to the Syrian refugee crisis, to Uganda's anti-gay law, here is your round-up of this week's stories of ...

This One Photo Will Show You Just How Terrible The Syrian Refugee Crisis Is

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

A sea of hungry, haunted faces looks out from a massive queue that snakes through the bombed out Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Syria. In the ph...

Max J. Rosenthal

'There Are Kids Who Didn't Even Know A, B, C' | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon -- The tallest structure in this small refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley is called the education center. But like the rest of ...

They Walk Across No Man's Land, Into the Life of a Refugee

Shiza Shahid | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Shiza Shahid

You have no idea where you are going, you just know you have to get your children somewhere else, somewhere they might be safe. You aren't sure if there will be food there, but there might be.

How to Be a 21st Century Peace Activist

Allyson Stroschein | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Allyson Stroschein

The second question you must ask to be a 21st peace activist is: What should I do about it? In other words, what meaningful actions can I take (given my specific life circumstances) to make the biggest impact on peace in the world?

Charity's Pleasure of Participation

Kari Ansari | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Kari Ansari

We're helping when we send our gently used things to folks in need, right? Not always, because the greater the distance between the crisis and us, the less effective these tangible gifts become.

Max J. Rosenthal

Officials Warn Syrian Humanitarian Deal Falls Short | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.07.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- International aid organizations successfully began evacuating scores of residents from the Syrian city of Homs on Friday as part of a deal t...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syrian Refugee Has 'Given Up All Hope' Of Returning To War-Ridden Country | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon -- Reem Ajaj had planned to become a judge. That goal still seemed possible just over a year ago as she graduated from law school at ...

WEF Delegates In Davos Participate In Refugee Simulation Experience

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact

Last week, some of the wealthy and hyper-powerful attendees at the World Economic Forum temporarily departed their mountainside resort in Davos, Switz...

Stop Sexual Assaults and Violence Against Syrian Women and Girls

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Tewodros Melesse

The humanitarian situation in Syria has sharply deteriorated. As bombardment and shooting has continued so has another war -- a war of sexual assault and violence against women and girls.

The Burden to Bear: A Host in Crisis

Jeremy Paduano | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Paduano

Some 550,000 desperate refugees from the Syrian Civil War have received safe asylum in Jordan thanks to the efforts of various international relief organizations, the financial backing of other Arab nations, and, above all, the Hashemite Kingdom itself.

I Was Born in Australia, Made in Syria

Ranya Alkadamani | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Ranya Alkadamani

Nothing was more stark to me than seeing 200 refugees coming across the border from Syria into Jordan. As I pulled up in the UNHCR 4WD and saw the line of people carrying all they could -- their blankets, their babies, their lives -- my heart stopped.

Syrian Refugees Plight Goes Beyond Funding

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Whether one was for or against the U.S. strikes supporting NATO strikes on Syria last September, or one believes that the Syria conflict is a civil war rather than a revolution, Syrian refugees remain the consistent symptom of Syria's plight -- however it is described.

Lebanon Prelate -- Saying 'Arab Spring' Never Was -- Eyes Syrian Peace Conference

Joop Koopman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Joop Koopman

Syrian-born Archbishop John Darwish heads the Melkite Archdiocese of Furzol, Zahle and Bekaa in Lebanon. His jurisdiction straddles the western border of Syria and is currently home to 800 Syrian Christian refugee families.

Kufr Yuba Journal: A Jordanian Village, a School and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Merissa Khurma | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Merissa Khurma

Only one-third of Syrian refugee children attend school. We simply cannot sit and watch. Words are not enough to address this predicament. Action is required, on a global scale.