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Syrian refugees find 'home' in Chicago amid calls for migration restrictions

As Ismael Alrifai prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time in his adopted homeland, the 38-year-old Syrian recounts his blessings: His family is safe in its new North Side home in the Devon Avenue area, where his four young children can sleep through the night without awakening in fear …

Refugees

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 …

Syria

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

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 …

Syria

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 …

Turkey

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

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

Refugees
France

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 …

Refugees

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, …

Refugees

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

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 …

TED Talks

Syrian Refugees in the United States: One Family's Story

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 …

This Week on the Radio: "Are We There Yet?"

A bunch of us from our show went to refugee camps all over Greece. We found people falling in love, kids mad at their parents for dragging them to …

Love

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 …

Science Fiction

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 …

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 …

The U.S. States That Are Most Welcoming To Refugees, At Least On Twitter

It's both blue and red states that express the most positive sentiment on social media.<p>Trump's anti-refugee tweets might get more attention, but the majority of Americans are tweeting support for refugees. A new project, analyzing 18 months of tweets, shows which states have the most positive …

There's a spirit of entrepreneurship inside one of the toughest refugee camps on the planet

The term “refugee camp” is often synonymous with terms like poverty, heartbreak and destruction. But one amateur photographer, Elham Ehsas, was surprised to find a lively entrepreneurial spirit when he visited the Jungle, in Calais, France.<p>The Jungle is a refugee camp that is home to about 5,400 …

Refugees
Refugees

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 …

Housing

Refugees helping refugees in Germany

A million refugees have arrived in Germany since chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open the border to them a year ago. DW's Oliver Sallet met up with a Syrian refugee in the city of Arnsberg who is working full-time to assist the new arrivals.

Immigration

Kenya to Close the 'World's Largest Refugee Camp' in Dadaab

Kenya will close Dadaab refugee camp and is drawing up a timetable to send hundreds of thousands of refugees home or to other countries, the Kenyan …

Refugees

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 …

Minneapolis

How Revel Owner Would Turn Vacant Casino Into World's Most Luxurious Refugee Camp

<i>ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) —</i> The most expensive hotel and casino in Atlantic City’s history has gone bankrupt. The Revel Hotel and Casino sits empty …