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Syrian Refugees

This Is What It's Like to Flee to Europe With Syrians

Wolfgang Bauer | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Wolfgang Bauer

This is how a journalist who writes about human traffickers suddenly became a human trafficker himself.

U.S. 'Steps Up,' Considers 9,000 Syrian Refugee Applications

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact

Nations around the world are stepping up their responses to the Syrian refugee crisis, and the U.S. is among those expected to take on a bigger role. ...

UN Resumes Food Aid For Syrian Refugees After Raising More Funds

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2014 | World

(Updates with quotes, detail) By Chris Arsenault ROME, Dec 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations will res...

#RestoreHappy

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

It is a tale of loss and hope told in pictures by children whose lives have been forever altered by war, and it was laid out for everyone to see.

Sophia Jones

'If We're Going To Go Hungry Here, We Might As Well Be Hungry In Our Own Homes'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- For millions of Syrians, a simple food voucher distributed by the United Nations' World Food Program is the only thing ensuring they won...

Helping Feed Syrian War Refugees

William Lambers | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is asking for your help to save 1.7 million Syrian war refugees from starvation. WFP has launched the 1 Dollar for S...

We Leave, They Stay: Turkey-Syria Series, Part 4 of 6

Shermin Kruse | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

Many do not remember their homes back in Syria, and do not think of their current dimly-lit slabs of concrete with yellow water and no heat as "home". Trying to draw them out, Lina suggests they sketch their future homes instead. The dream home they will have when they return to Syria.

Rabbits in Syria: Turkey-Syria Border, Part 3 of 6

Shermin Kruse | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

We sit in the garden of the Salam school in the city of Reyhanli, at the Turkey-Syria border. The wind ruffles the olive trees, and from the corner of my eye I see the school's pet ducks and rabbits basking in the afternoon sun. This is the setting of Karam's journalism class.

Empowering War Victims: Turkey-Syria Border, Part 2 of 6

Shermin Kruse | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

Empowering refugees of war is no easy task. Every child in this school has seen blood spilled in their streets. That 6-year-old girl in the corner watched as her home was destroyed. The nightmares of that 10-year-old boy offering me his snack will not let him sleep.

Over 200 Migrants Rescued Off Cyprus' North Coast

AP | Posted 11.23.2014 | World

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An official says 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours i...

"I Shed Tears": Turkey-Syria Border, Part 1 of 6

Shermin Kruse | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

I traveled to Reyahnli with the Karam Foundation, a non-profit aid organization founded in 2007 and operating in Turkey and Syria. For the last year, Karam has engaged with the Salam school to provide its young students with a physical therapy and wellness program.

Syria Exhibit at US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Annie Sovcik, Esq. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Annie Sovcik, Esq.

If "Never Again" means that the world will mobilize to stop mass atrocities -- genocide, torture, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and crimes against humanity -- then the integration of an exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum showing ongoing crimes in Syria that rise to that level belies our commitment to such a slogan.

Food Is Hope for Syrians Fleeing ISIS

William Lambers | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

With conflict escalating in the region, we need to increase humanitarian aid. That is a massive challenge the international community faces right now. Donations have not been able to keep up.

World Mental Health Day: Let's Do It for the Children

Curt Goering | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Curt Goering

With counseling and psychosocial support, young lives devastated by war and childhoods violently taken away can be reclaimed. We see it happen when they begin to smile again, laugh again, and play again.

Sophia Jones

A Syrian Student's Harrowing Journey Smuggled Through Eight Countries In Search Of Asylum

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- On a warm summer day in June last year, 21-year-old Soultan headed to his university campus in Damascus, where his classmates were being r...

How to Fight ISIS, "A Pre-Packaged Franchise of Hate"

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum | Posted 12.05.2014 | World
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

I consider this ideology to be the greatest danger that the world will face in the next decade. Its seeds are growing in Europe, the United States, Asia, and elsewhere. With its twisted religious overtones, this pre-packaged franchise of hate is available for any terrorist group to adopt. It carries the power to mobilize thousands of desperate, vindictive, or angry young people and use them to strike at the foundations of civilization.

Carina Kolodny

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Carina Kolodny | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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 11.27.2014 | 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 11.21.2014 | 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 11.15.2014 | 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 11.13.2014 | 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...