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What more can US do to help displaced Syrians?

What more can the US do to help Syrians displaced by their country's civil war?<p>The US sits some 10,745km from Syria, far from the refugee crisis now playing out in Europe.<p>Obama administration officials say they are horrified by what they see, but insist they cannot be the ones to swoop in and make …

Syrian refugee crisis: why has it become so bad?

The Syrian war has been going on for four years, but only in 2015 has Europe woken up to the flow of Syrian refugees.<p><b>So why now?</b><p>It is hard to find definitive reasons, but conversations with Syrians across the migration trail and a survey of recently available data suggest a mixture of the following.<p>…

Middle East

France 'to launch Syria air strikes to help stop flow of refugees'

French prime minister says ousting Bashar al-Assad and destroying Islamic State is the only way to ease the crisis facing Europe<p>France is to launch air strikes in Syria, according to the French Prime Minister, who said that getting rid of Bashar al-Assad and tackling the Islamic State in Iraq and …

Syria's President Assad Blames West for Europe Refugee Crisis

The West is “responsible” for the refugee crisis in Europe, Syria's President Bashar Assad said Tuesday, while admitting that the exodus is a “great loss” for his country.<p>“The West now is crying for the refugees with one eye and aiming at them with a machine gun with the second one,” Assad said, …

Not every migrant is fleeing Syria’s war

The migrant crisis is complex. Acknowledging that it isn't just about refugees would be a rational thing to do<p>Everyone is distressed by the images of desperate migrants being met with water cannon and fences. But the crisis is complex. The simplistic narrative that all these people are refugees …

After 4 Years of War, Why Are So Many Fleeing Syria Now? For Many, Support Just Ran Out.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- She came from a safe city, at least by Syrian standards. Tartus is a government stronghold and home to a Russian naval base. Unlike in Aleppo, Homs and Idlib, the regime hadn't dropped barrel bombs; rebel shelling was rare. But as the years wore on, Syria's war …

The battle for Syria's biggest city before the war 'could cause another wave of refugees'

Speaking after talks with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, Davutoğlu called for action to prevent a new wave of refugees from moving north across the Turkish border.<p>Aleppo is under assault both from Isis and from forces backing the Syrian government, including Iranian fighters and Russian …

These bombs are at the root of Syria’s massive refugee crisis

Bashar al-Assad denies dropping barrel bombs in Syria, but evidence overwhelmingly says otherwise.<p>The use of barrel bombs has fueled the mass exodus of refugees from the country.<p>Videos continue to be posted to YouTube showing helicopters in Syria dropping what appear to be the unpredictable …

Confusion as Germany announces curbs on Syrian refugees

News from interior ministry that those fleeing civil war will not be given refugee status was promptly disputed by Merkel’s junior coalition partner<p>Angela Merkel’s generous open-door policy towards people fleeing Syria’s civil war has been thrown into confusion after Berlin announced that the …

War

Germany receives nearly half of all Syrian asylum applicants

Germany has received nearly one in two of all asylum applications made by Syrians in EU member states this year. New figures released by the ministry of the interior on Thursday put the total number of asylum applications filed in Germany so far this year at 362,153, up 130% on January to October …

Delivering healthcare in Syria 'almost impossible': WHO

<b>GENEVA:</b> Providing healthcare across Syria has become nearly impossible, especially for the 1.7 million people living in areas controlled by the …

Middle East

What you need to know about Syrian refugees

Who are the 4.2 million Syrians who have fled their country?<p>This is the question that more than half the governors in the United States and many …

Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugees would be getting an education if the West actually delivered on its pledges

One of the silent casualties of the war in Syria is education. Despite all the outpourings of international sympathy for Syria’s children there has …

Syrians Are Increasingly Desperate To Escape Their War-Torn Country

Nearly half of Syrians still want to leave their country for good.<p>Almost half of Syrians would choose to permanently leave their country if they could, according to a Gallup survey released Monday.<p>Forty-six percent want to leave, and just 1 in 3 would choose to remain in Syria, says the survey that …

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The German chancellor Angela Merkel has signalled a compromise on immigration to critics of her open-door policy from within her conservative party<p>Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to “drastically decrease” the number of refugees coming to Germany, signalling a compromise to critics of her open-door …

Syria: 40,000 civilians starving to death in town besieged by Assad forces and Hezbollah, says monitoring agency - IBTimes India

As many as 300 children in Madaya are suffering from malnutrition, while nearly 1,200 people are facing chronic medical conditions.<p>About 40,000 …

'Children Are Eating Leaves Off the Trees': The Nightmare of the Siege of Madaya, Syria | VICE News

<i>Correction: a previous version of this story contained photos purporting to show malnourished children in Madadya. VICE News has since learned that the pictures may not have been taken in Madaya, and has removed them.</i><p>In the early hours of Sunday morning, a pregnant woman and her daughter tried to …

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Imagine It's The Year 2045. Will The Syrian Refugee Crisis Be Resolved?

It's a distinction no country wants. In its most recent report on global trends, the U.N.'s refugee agency reported that Syria last year "had become the world's top source country of refugees, overtaking Afghanistan, which has held this position for more than three decades."<p>Since 1979, Afghans have …

EU, Turkey agree on refugee action plan: reports

Brussels and Ankara have set up an action plan on regulating the flow of refugees to Europe, according to media reports. New camps and coordinated …

The 6 reasons why Syrian refugees come to Europe

<b>Some newspapers would have you believe that there’s only one reason Syrian refugees are coming to Europe – because they are… (in big shouty</b> …

Europe gets 8,000 refugees daily - UN

<b>A daily flow of about 8,000 refugees to Europe is likely to continue, the United Nations warns.</b><p>The figure came from UN regional coordinator for refugees, Amin Awad, in comments quoted by Reuters news agency.<p>More than 5,000 refugees - many from Syria or Iraq - arrive daily in Greece.<p>That flow could …

German Lawmaker: At the Root of Refugee Crisis are Wars Led by the United States in the Middle East

<b>JUAN GONZÁLEZ:</b> The United Nations is now estimating at least 850,000 people are expected to cross the Mediterranean this year and next, seeking …

Human Rights

Islamic State has killed many Syrians, but Assad’s forces have killed more

BEIRUT — President Bashar al-Assad’s government has killed far more people in Syria this year than the Islamic State, monitoring organizations and analysts say, even as the extremist group grabs headlines with its shocking brutality.<p>Between January and July, Assad’s military and pro-government …

Salman Rushdie: We must look at the root causes of the refugee crisis

Salman Rushdie described his new novel, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, as a “portrait of a world gone wrong,” where the “old rules don’t work anymore.” That description could also aptly apply to the refugee crisis currently unfolding in the Middle East — a topic the novelist …

Turkey and Syrian Refugees: The Limits of Hospitality

Osman Bahadır Dinçer is a Turkish researcher studying on Middle East and Political Science with particular reference to social and political …

There's Still No Solution To The Real Cause Of The Refugee Crisis

There has been a lot of focus on ISIS, but little on Assad.<p><i>Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page.</i><p>European Union leaders …