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Two charts show why the Syrian refugee crisis is only going to worsen

Turkey announced that it has spent $7.6 billion caring for the 2.2 million Syrian refugees living within its borders. It’s a staggering figure amid a crisis that is sure to yield many more of them. But it’s the more modest figures, showing humanitarian aid donated, that indicate how desperate the …

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 …

The Flood Of Syrian Refugees Puts ISIS On The Defensive

As more Syrian refugees board rickety boats on the Turkish coast, the Islamic State is cranking up its propaganda campaign.<p>The refugee crisis is also becoming a crisis for ISIS, as Syrians reject the group's claim that the so-called caliphate offers a safe haven, and the refugees instead opt for …

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 …

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> …

Why aren’t rich Gulf states welcoming Syrian refugees… or are they?

As the EU countries are debating best ways to deal with the influx of refugees unprecedented in recent years, the Gulf states have come under increased criticism for not providing more help for people fleeing Syria – an accusation these countries reject.<p>Recently foreign ministers of the Gulf …

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 …

Refugees Return To Syria After Jordan Cuts Food Assistance

"Many families see no other alternative than to return to a war-ravaged Syria."<p>LONDON, Oct 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An increasing number of refugees are returning to Syria from Jordan, where they face dire poverty because food assistance has been cut, according to a major charity working in …

Council votes in favour of creating Syrian refugee resettlement program

City council has voted 42-1 in favour of spending $600,000 on a new program aimed at helping Syrian refugees resettle in Toronto with Rob Ford …

City Politics

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 …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Refugee crisis: Minister tasked with resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees dismisses criticism of scheme

The minister tasked with resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK has dismissed criticism from senior judges and lawyers that the scheme is …