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The influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon which started in 2011 following the outbreak of the Syrian civil war has created a serious problem not only for Lebanon but for the refugees themselves. Lebanon currently has the largest number of refugees per capita in the world, with one refugee per four Lebanese. The stress on …
We aim to help people overcoming their everyday struggles, says organiser
In a remote location in northern Jordan, Azraq refugee camp has seen its population double in a matter of months. Now, it must transform from a sparse barracks into a thriving community, reports Bethan Staton.
Under the new government, Brazil is abandoning plans to accept more Syrian refugees. Some fear the move will complicate the lives of the 2,200 Syrians who have already come. Bruce Douglas reports from Rio de Janeiro.
A monitoring group says at least eight Syrian refugees, including four children, have been shot dead while trying to enter Turkey. More than 2.7 million Syrians have fled over the border since the war erupted in 2011.
The wildfire in Canada has destroyed the homes of thousands of people in Fort McMurray. Many have been evacuated to Calgary, where Syrian refugees are now stepping up to support the victims of the wildfire.
By Dr. Cesar Chelala I just saw an incredible performance by two remarkable Syrian artists, Kinan Azmeh and Kevork Mourad, working together against the horror ravaging their country and in support of the Syrian refugees. Their performance, called “Home Within”, was presented at the Miller Theater at Columbia University in New York. Their work is an audio-visual intended to reflect the …
Commentators have already called for banning Middle Eastern refugees from crossing their borders
By Maydaa Abo El-Nadar Due to its geographical position, Greece is one of the countries in the middle of the Syrian refugees’ crisis. Athens is the refugees’ lifeline to reach other countries that welcome them, such as Germany. Their journey to Athens starts mainly from Turkey passing through the Greek islands including Lesvos, Chios, Samos, …
There is no doubt that Germany’s stakes went up when it opened the door to become a new welcoming home to more than a million refugees, particularly from Syria. Unlike what many believe, among those refugees there are many who are not Syrian. Merkel opened the door to a million refugees, knowing very well …
Five wealthiest Gulf nations are blamed for their silence over Syrian refugee crisis
This latest incident in Austria has also raised the awareness of citizens in some Arab countries, such as Tunisia, including the cities of Tunis, Aryanah, Banzart and Nabeul, who expressed their desire to receive Syrian refugees.
By Matthew Timmerman Lebanon recently announced it will further curtail the flow of Syrian refugees across its border. With these refugees numbering half the size of the country’s indigenous population (by the government’s estimate), occupying 60% of the labour market, and the total cost of their accommodation estimated at $3bn – it’s a calculated decision …
The report focuses on the immense damage caused to children affected by the conflict, including “the accounts of children whose lives have been devastated by the three year old war, and highlights the profound traumas many have experienced”.
Dear Egyptian readers: This article will not try to garner your sympathy over the plight and horror that Syrian refugees face in Egypt. It will not try to appeal to your humanity by informing you of the horrible conditions under which they live here, the random arrests they face or the horror that awaits them …
Nine human rights organisations criticised media outlets and figures for inciting against Syrians and Palestinians in Egypt
Violations on the rise, governmental representation not exceeding 6%, while trafficking persists
Kerry officially unveiled $100 million (76 million euros) in additional US humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees
The NCW condemns Egyptian men’s abuse of female Syrian refugees through marrying them
Turkey currently counts 14 camps, all but one of which are tent camps
Jordan says more than 200,000 Syrian refugees have crossed into its territory since the conflict in neighbouring Syria erupted in March last year.
Around 60 Syrians at the Zaatari refugee camp clashed with security guards when the group attempted to leave the camp and go back to the border town of Ramtha
90,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon following Damascus bombing
Syrian refugees face hardship and uncertainty in Egypt
By Ahmad Khatib / AFP RAMTHA: Syrian refugees in Jordan see a grim future in their homeland, saying the regime has not yet shown its “ugly face” and are bracing themselves for more bloodshed, in which thousands have already died. A year after protests first erupted against President Bashar al-Assad’s 11-year-old rule, prompting a brutal regime …