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This is how the Syrian refugee screening process actually works

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, many in the GOP say they are concerned that a terrorist could slip into the country by posing as an asylum seeker, an argument that President Obama and other Democrats reject.<p>All refugees taken in by the U.S. undergo extensive background checks. The small …

Migrant crisis: Why are countries taking refugees' valuables?

<b>Plans in Denmark for border police to seize cash and valuables from asylum seekers to help pay for their stay have drawn international criticism.</b><p>Other countries in Europe are already using similar measures as they struggle to cope with the number of migrants and refugees arriving.<p>What are Denmark's …

Human Rights

Let's not delude ourselves: Britain just doesn't care about refugees anymore

Those of us who think Britain's response to the migrant crisis has been woeful must accept that public opinion has hardened – and change tactics<p>We can carry on fighting. And perhaps we should. Those of us who pride ourselves on our progressive values can look at the government’s announcement that …

Oxfam says rich countries are failing Syrian refugees

LONDON — International aid organization Oxfam said Monday that rich countries are failing to adequately help Syrian refugees who have fled their country as a civil war there nears its fifth anniversary.<p>Oxfam's analysis was published ahead of a Thursday conference in London co-hosted by Britain, …

Middle East

Winter Is the Toughest Time -- Syrian Refugees Struggle With the Cold

<i>There are an estimated 250,000 Syrian refugees living in Iraq - the majority staying in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Some 94,500 refugees live in ten camps directly supported by UNHCR; but the majority live outside camps and can face great hardship during winter. UNHCR has assisted some of the</i> …

Syrian Refugees

The costs of the refugee crisis

The German government will have to spend 50 billion euros on refugees during this year and next, a new study estimates. In order to balance these …