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The US used to accept a lot of refugees. This chart shows what happened. - Vox

The United States has pledged to take 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016 — five times the number the country has resettled since 2011, when the Syrian civil war began.<p>So needless to say, there are questions of whether the US will actually be able to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees this …

Vietnam War

Europe Braces for Refugee Exodus

European officials at the Brussels Forum defended the controversial deal to send migrants back to Turkey—but worried about a potential …

Record 60,000 Syrians wait for refuge at Jordan border as regime assault on Aleppo displaces thousands

The number of Syrians stranded at the border of Jordan waiting for refuge has reached a new high of 60,000 after fighting in Aleppo pushed thousands from their homes.<p>In the last three days alone, some 5,000 more people have arrived at makeshift camps in the remote desert, after making the roughly …

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Canada Says It Has Met Its Goal Of Resettling 25,000 Syrian Refugees

Less than four months after it started accepting Syrian refugees, Canada says it has reached its goal of bringing in 25,000 people who have fled the raging civil war.<p>The initiative was a campaign promise by newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He personally welcomed the first group of …

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Greece: Macedonia has closed its borders to Afghan migrants

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Macedonia closed its border to Afghan migrants early Sunday, Greek police said, slowing the admission of refugees to a trickle and leaving a growing bottleneck of people stuck at their shared border.<p>A Macedonian police spokeswoman denied there was any new prohibition …

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Middle East

Hungary builds new fence to keep out refugees

Hungary has started building a new fence on its southern border with Serbia as part of its efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the country.<p>Two kinds of barriers are being tested before construction begins in earnest.<p>The government said the new fence which will have electronic …

Italy Threatens to Veto EU Budget – No More Refugees

The Italian Prime Minister is calling for immediate help with the refugees. The EU refugee crisis is becoming a huge nightmare and Brussels refuses …

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'We have a moral obligation': advocates look to Obama as refugee crisis wears on

The US has announced a plan to expand its refugee intake – but as Obama prepares for a UN summit, activists fear it is too little, too late<p>Parted from his parents when he was four, David Acuoth fled war-torn Sudan by walking hundreds of miles, then spent a decade growing up in a refugee camp.<p>Today, …

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Syria’s children starve as America looks on

IT’S BEEN nearly six months since the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution demanding an end to the bombing and shelling of civilian areas in Syria and calling for immediate humanitarian access to besieged areas. It’s been four months since Secretary of State John F. Kerry described the sieges …

Middle East

Syria Feature: Assad Regime Blocks 80% of UN Aid Convoys

<b>PHOTO:</b> <i>Vehicle destroyed in a Russian-regime attack on a UN aid convoy west of Aleppo, September 19, 2016</i><p><i>Nick Hopkins reports for The Guardian:</i><p>More …

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Middle East

Choices for Syrian children - Scope

As a direct result of the single worst humanitarian crisis of our time, the protracted Syrian Civil War, at least ½ a million people have been …

Middle East

Turkey’s new border wall to stop Syrian refugees

ISTANBUL — For Syrians looking to flee relentless violence, there aren’t a lot of options left. Neighboring countries have clamped down on most …

Widowed, divorced, abandoned — Syrian refugee women forge new lives in Jordan

They fled Syria while she was pregnant with her second child, a small family trying to escape, like so many others, the civil war ravaging their country.<p>They landed in a one-bedroom apartment in Amman, the Jordanian capital, where their only furniture — two beds and two storage closets — was …