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Invisible Children: Portraits of Young Refugees

The solo exhibition, Invisible Children at C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore portrays young Syrian refugees on the streets of Beirut and third-generation Palestinian girls in refugee camps. Through a series of portraits, photographer, Rania Matar captures the eerie reality of life on the refugee …

Refugees

Berlin photographer gives a face to the children of war

"Refugee" has become an abstract, overused term, says Berlin photographer Daniel Sonnentag. So in his moving photo series "They Have Names," he's set …

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Portraits of South Sudanese Refugees

Mingkamann refugee camp, Lakes state, South Sudan: This woman is no longer able to walk due to hunger. She has not eaten<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Ugo Lucio …

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This is what a refugee family looks like

Today, at a moment’s notice, tens of thousands of people like Mohammed and 2-year-old Christina will be driven from their homes and forced to leave …

Intimate Portraits of Refugees: ‘We Don’t Want to Live in a War’

A close-up look at the people trying to rebuild their lives after being uprooted by violence in the Middle East.<p>The story of refugees fleeing the Middle East is often told in numbers—59.5 million people displaced at the end of 2014, for example. While figures like this speak to the severity of the …

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The Importance of 'Arrival Cities'

Germany has taken in over a million refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers since August 2015. The ad hoc neighborhoods that will emerge out of this period are critical for integration.<p><i>Heimat</i> is a German word with no direct translation in English, like <i>schadenfreude</i>, or <i>zeitgeist</i>. It describes the …

Picturing the New Americans

Minneapolis, Minnesota, is home to roughly 30,000 people of Somali origin. Many of them are refugees, having fled famine and decades of war—a situation not dissimilar to that of today’s Syrian refugees. For the past year, photographer Arthur Nazaryan documented this enclave of new Americans to show …

Sociology

Refugees Photograph Their Journeys with Disposable Cameras

The ongoing refugee crisis has been the focus of many photographers’ works in recent times. German photographer Kevin McElvaney show the story from a …

Former Refugees Open Their Wallets to Help Syrians in Serbia

PRESEVO, Serbia — The plight of the refugees flooding this gritty border town hits a bit close to home — an unlikely kinship that has been spurring the locals into action.<p>The predominantly ethnic Albanian town of Presevo is the first port of call in Serbia for refugees who’ve crossed the border …

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Who's who in Syria: A look at 8 key players in the war

Syria's bloody and intractable civil war became even more complicated this week when Russian warplanes started attacking rebel positions in support of the country's embattled government.<p>What began in 2011 as a mostly peaceful uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad has grown into a …

Analysis: How to solve a problem like Syria?

As the world's two superpowers debate ways to end the four-year conflict in Syria, which broke out in March 2011, as popular protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, in the final analysis, according to one Syria specialist, any solution that does not reflect the realities of life …

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5 charts putting the Syria crisis in context

Three-year old Aylan Kurdi, photographed drowned off the coast of Turkey, has become a tragic symbol for the deepening migrant crisis in Syria and the surrounding countries (read more here). The boy's family was attempting to reach Greece in a small, overloaded boat. The boat flipped, and Aylan, …

Syria profile - Timeline

<b>A chronology of key events:</b><p><b>1918</b> October - Arab troops led by Emir Feisal, and supported by British forces, capture Damascus, ending 400 years of Ottoman rule.<p><b>1919</b> - Emir Feisal backs Arab self-rule at the Versailles peace conference, following the defeat of Germany and the Ottoman Empire in World …

Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport transforms into Germany’s largest refugee camp

Berlin's Tempelhof Airport, the 'mother of all airports'. image courtesy of CN Traveler.<p>The Tempelhof Airport was first built 1927 in Berlin then the …

Turkey's Erdogan mulls building huge new Syrian city for refugees

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has suggesting building a large new city in northern Syria as a housing solution for the millions of refugees that …

Syrian Refugee Crisis 2015: Record Levels Of Humanitarian Aid Still Not Enough To Support Syrian Refugees, UN Official Says | International Business Times

Humanitarian groups have raised only 40 percent of the funds they say they need to support Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons, the …

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Terrorism

Amid Insecurity, Protect Refugees

(New York) – Governments should not allow the recent attacks in Paris and similar mass casualty attacks elsewhere to undermine the responsibility to …

Syrian refugees: Which countries welcome them, which ones don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> The expanding Syrian refugee crisis highlights the differences among countries that welcome desperate migrants and those that don't.<p>Some 4.1 million Syrians are fleeing a homeland riven by more than four years of civil war. Some countries have taken in so many migrants it's caused a …

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Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in seven charts

<b>More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people.</b><p>The vast majority arrived by sea but some migrants have made their way over land, …

Why so many Canadians privately sponsor Syrian refugees

The Economist explainsWhy so many Canadians privately sponsor Syrian refugees<p>The Economist explains<p>Mar 3rd 2016<p>by M.D.<p>CANADA's three main parties …

Refugees have the right to be protected | António Guterres

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres thinks that we can solve the global refugee crisis -- and he offers compelling, surprising reasons …

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Data - Overview

UNHCR's populations of concern<p><b>Refugees</b> include individuals recognised under the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees; its 1967 …

Barrier Is a Science-Fiction Comic That America Needs Right Now

Months ago, a team of incredibly talented comics-makers put out the first issue of <i>Barrier</i>, a science-fiction comics miniseries tackling the subject …

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White House Goal: 40,000 Additional Refugees from Near East, South Asia

Refugees stream toward Europe. (AP File Photo)<p>(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. State Department has set a goal of admitting 110,000 refugees to the United …