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Syrian Refugees

Carina Kolodny

Meet The Bravest People In Syria.. And They're All Volunteers

HuffingtonPost.com | Carina Kolodny | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact

In the early morning hours of June 9, 2011, Raed Saleh fled for his life. With his wife and two young children by his side, Saleh, then 30, estimates ...

Lebanon: The Forgotten Front

James Zogby | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

While the world's attention has been focused on the combined efforts of Arab and U.S. forces attacking the Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria, there is unfolding in Lebanon, a third front in the war against this violent extremist group. The threat of IS poses an existential challenge that must not be ignored.

Thousands Of Syrians Flee ISIS Advance

AP | By DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the ba...

ISIS Has Displaced More Than 1.8 Million Iraqis. Here's How You Can Help Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact

The Islamic State militant group has upended life for hundreds of thousands of Iraqis affected by the group's expanding influence in the region. En...

Three Million Children In Syria Are Not In School

AP | Diaa Hadid | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the civil war raging in their homeland, an international charity ...

Sophia Jones

Bulgaria Violates International Law By Denying Syrians Asylum, Rights Group Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Bulgaria has forced at least 43 asylum-seeking Syrians back over the border to Turkey in the past month, violating international law, Huma...

This Is the Worst Refugee Crisis Since WWII. It's Time for Us to Rethink Our Response

Jan Egeland | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Jan Egeland

We cannot keep returning again and again with emergency aid.

ISIS Militants Are Final Memory of School for Many Iraqi Children

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Tara Kangarlou

The Christian Iraqi children are the latest casualties of the fluid terror led by the Islamic State militants also known as ISIS -- children whose final memories of home are heavily armed men raiding their neighborhoods and schools.

Syrians Suffer Revenge Attacks In Lebanon After ISIS Beheadings

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

BRITAL, Lebanon (AP) — Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent i...

The Salaam Games: Coming to a Stadium Near You!

Atif Choudhury | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Atif Choudhury

What if we could bring a broad range of these personalities in the Muslim world together for an event celebrating diversity while showcasing unity, strength, and peace?

US to Syrian Refugees: We'll Give You Money But Stay Away, Please

Bill Frelick | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Bill Frelick

With the number of Syrian refugees in the Middle East hitting 3 million, it's worth examining how the United States and other countries not on the frontline of the conflict have stepped in to help countries like Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey.

UN: Syrian Refugees Surpass 3 Million

Reuters | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 08.30.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, but many ...

Share This Video Of Syrian Kids' Gorgeous Color 'Bombs' And Help Them Get A Soccer Field

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact

According to Matthew Butler, Jenny Ljung and Joel Robbins, a splash of color can make all the difference to a child. And judging by the smiles on thes...

Prostitution On The Rise Among Desperate Syrian Women Refugees

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact

TEL EL-HAYAT, Lebanon (AP) — The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese ...

U.N. Reaches 'Breakthrough' Resolution In Getting Aid To Syria

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday it has already positioned supplies for the first convoys that will deliver aid from several ...

Rebuilding Countries by Building Leaders

Hardy Vieux | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Hardy Vieux

Let's dream big for a moment. And let's build a regional leadership institute in Jordan that will nurture young Jordanian and Syrian leaders.

UN: Over 145,000 Syrian Refugee Families Headed By Mothers Who Are 'Struggling Alone'

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact

GENEVA (AP) — More than 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan are headed by women who are the sole caregivers and face ...

A Frightening Precedent

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
Mohammed Fairouz

The current situation in the Middle East is proof that ignoring a wound doesn't make it go away. Over three years of neglect from the international community with regards to Syria has destabilized that nation and its neighbors.

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...