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Syrian refugees await asylum at makeshift camp in northern Paris

Nearly 100 Syrian refugees are currently staying at a makeshift camp in the Porte de Saint-Ouen in northern Paris, where they live in squalor while awaiting asylum. FRANCE 24’s Amara Makhoul-Yatim reports.<p>“We just wanted a roof over our heads,” murmurs Khadra, 24, her eyes full of tears. In her …

Danish Police Officer Shares Playful Moment With Syrian Refugee Child

“They both caught my eye because in all of this sad history, it reminded me that we mustn’t say no to the people and children fleeing from war.”<p>Amid countless heartbreaking images showing the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe -- of wailing children and desperate families hurling themselves onto …

Cate Blanchett's plea for the world to help Syrian refugees

Australian actress Cate Blanchett has put her face to the cause of refugees.<p>Blanchett, who visited a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon in June, called …

United Nations

Syrian refugees flee to Palestinian Gaza: 'World's largest open air prison' unlikely sanctuary for Syria's dispossessed

In a coffee shop in Gaza City, Syrian refugee Anas Katerji bursts into a well-known Palestinian song: "Palestine my homeland, my victory bath, …

Jewish Groups Call On President Obama To Take In Syrian Refugees

"How can a nation built by refugees from political persecution turn our back on refugees fleeing religious and political persecution."<p>LOS ANGELES (RNS) Advocates for Syrian refugee resettlement found unexpected allies as major Jewish groups have called on President Obama to open America’s gates to …

Lebanon is 400 Times Smaller than Europe Yet Has 4 Times More Syrian Refugees

<i>The innocent victims of the civil war in Syria – Picture From TheGuardian</i><p>Ever since Europe and more specifically Germany agreed to receive Syrian …

NGOs

They just keep on walking: Syrian refugees in Greece

When I received the invitation some months ago to present a paper at an academic conference in Thessaloniki, I had no idea that the Syrian refugee …

NGOs

Jeb Bush Says US Should Accept Syrian And Iraqi Refugees, As Long As They Are Christians

The United States should accept Syrian and Iraqi refugees as long as they are Christians and their lives are endangered, GOP presidential hopeful Jeb …

Jeb Bush

Turkey Has Spent Nearly $8 Billion Caring For 2.2 Million Syrian Refugees

ANKARA — Turkey, which hosts the world's largest refugee population, has so far spent $7.6 billion caring for 2.2 million Syrians who have fled strife there, a Turkish deputy prime minister said on Friday.<p>Turkey has been on the front lines of the biggest refugee crisis since World War Two. It …

The Psychological Toll Of The Syrian Refugee Crisis

The terrible effects of violence can persist, even after leaving the war-torn region.<p>The nearly 12 million Syrians -- half of them children -- who have fled their homes to protect themselves and their families have seen unspeakable violence, both during the war in Syria and during their …

Like the Syrians, I fled my country. Here’s what you don’t understand about refugees.

By Mikra Krasniqi<p>In much of America, Syrian refugees are seen as threats, not victims. In February, the House Homeland Security Committee chairman, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.), said that accepting Syrians would create a “federally funded jihadi pipeline” to the United States. In June, Rep. Peter …

Affordable Education Model Could Get 1 Million Syrian Refugee Children In School

Experts say education is key to helping to end the conflict.<p>A reasonably priced education program could get 1 million Syrian refugees into school by the beginning of October, according to the U.N.<p>For many of the 2 million Syrian children who have sought refuge in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan, their …

A 17-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Brought His Puppy All The Way To Greece

"I love my dog. I need him."<p>View this post on Facebook

UNHCR

Pope Francis Describes Meeting Syrian Refugee Family

A clearly emotional Pope Francis described meeting a Syrian refugee family after leaving the Vatican for a flight bound for Havana, saying he "could see the pain in all of this in their faces."<p>The Syrian family adopted by Santa Anna's parish came to say goodbye to the pontiff before he left for a …

Syrian refugee says there's 'no hope' for families who want to reunite in Canada

Angered by a Hungarian camerawoman tripping a refugee, Agha says it's "extremely hard," for a Syrian to come to Canada.read more

Hillary Clinton: U.S. Should Accept 65,000 Syrian Refugees

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks on Sept. 17, 2015 in Laconia, N.H. Darren McCollester/Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for a sharp increase in the number of Syrian refugees the U.S. accepts, up to 65,000 from the current level of between …

U.S. gives $419 million more to aid Syrian refugees

By Carol Morello<p>Carol Morello<p>National reporter focusing on foreign policy and State Department<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The United States will give $419­ million more in humanitarian aid to assist Syrian refugees and the countries that are hosting them, administration officials said Monday.<p>The new aid brings …

Middle East

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 …

Illinois Is One of Six States Taking in the Most Syrian Refugees

Since March 2011, nearly 1,600 Syrian refugees have fled their war-torn country for the U.S., according to the State Department. And Illinois is one of six states taking in the most refugees.<p>Over the last four and a half years, the state has accepted 132 people who have resettled in Illinois after …

The Syrian Refugee Crisis Shows Far More Young People Want to Flee War Than Fight It

So much has been made of the flow of foreign fighters into Syria to join jihadi groups like ISIS that it’s worth pointing out who has been leading …

Israeli fizzy drinks maker SodaStream wants to hire Syrian refugees

By Ruth Eglash<p>Ruth Eglash<p>Reporter covering Israel and the Palestinian territories<p>Email Bio Follow<p>JERUSALEM -- Some people might think he’s living in a bubble, but Daniel Birnbaum, chief executive of Israeli fizzy drinks maker SodaStream, said this week he wants to hire 200 Syrian refugees to work …

Israeli Government

The charity which campaigned to ban Syrian refugees from Britain

Wikimedia/Mstyslav Chernov, CC4.0<p>In January last year, there was a minor kerfuffle about Syrian refugees. It largely took place within the …

Family Planning

A Numbers Game: The U.S. Is Still Falling Short with Syrian Refugee Resettlement

Imagine a newborn being delivered with shrapnel already buried in her brow as she and her mother miraculously survive a missile attack. This recent incident represents the grave reality Syrians are escaping. Under the scrutinizing spotlight, the U.S. has finally jumped on the European bandwagon and …

Migrants posing as Syrian refugees for better chance at settling in EU

As countries commit to accepting more Syrian refugees, the trade in forged Syrian passports is thriving.<p>Hundreds of thousands of refugees from the …

Syrian Refugees

What Happens To Syrian Refugees When They Arrive In The UK?

The first of 20,000 Syrian refugees arrived in Britain yesterday, and have begun the intensive process of being settled into their new homes.<p>Prime …

Syrian refugees already being processed for resettlement, Peter Dutton confirms

Australian officials are conducting health and security checks on 200 Syrian refugees who are slated for resettlement in Australia, the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, has confirmed.<p>Earlier this month, the then prime minister, Tony Abbott, announced that Australia would make 12,000 extra …

Syrian Refugees In Turkey Face Exploitation, Despair As War Lingers At Home

Arian Mert carried some luggage with him, said goodbye to his family and set out for Istanbul, a city he knew little about. His hometown in Syria’s …

Refugees

Huckabee: Don't Admit Syrian Refugees Because They Might Be "Violent And Vicious People"

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the U.S. should not admit Syrian refugees because it could be inviting "some of the most violent and vicious people on Earth" to live the country.<p>"It makes no sense whatsoever," Huckabee told radio host John Fredericks on …

Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugees in Middle East face growing hunger, WFP

The World Food Programme has had to drop a third of Syrian refugees from its relief efforts this year due to lack of funds, it announced on Tuesday. …