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Refugees in Europe: Then and Now

Seven decades after World War II, refugees fleeing conflict continue to seek safety beyond their homelands.<p>UNICEF’s humanitarian work began in the …

Refugees

“Communities affected by disasters have rights” - Elmehdi Ag Wakina

"We were really struck," Elmehdi explains, "because when they talk about accountability, organisations generally think about donors, those who …

Africa

Education Under ISIS: A ‘Generation in Darkness’

Since last summer, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has fought to expand its self-declared Muslim caliphate. Now, many fear that the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

670,000 Syrian Children Denied Education by ISIS School Shutdowns in Syria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is reporting that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has shut down more schools in Syria, leaving over 670,000 …

Education

The refugee crisis in Europe: Bridging the education gap for Syrians in Turkey

After the ISIS attack in Paris in November—the deadliest terrorist episode in the European Union in over a decade—nations fell divided, with some …

Refugees

No school today - Why Syrian refugee children miss out on education

Hayat*, a dark-haired 12-year-old, searches for a familiar face among a circle of children playing a name game. She knows some of the kids. They have …

Refugees

Syria On Track To Become World's Largest Source Of Refugees

A photo from Syria is grabbing the world's attention: a sea of people lining up for food amid the rubble of a Palestinian refugee camp inside Syria.<p>Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia was so moved by the image, he took to the Senate floor, saying "a country of 23 million people, a proud country, is being …

Refugees

Scale of suffering at Syrian refugee camp is revealed by photo of huge queue for food

Aid is distributed at the Yarmouk camp in Damascus, where the UN says people have been reduced to eating animal feed. Since the photograph was taken, aid has ceased to be delivered because of security concerns

Refugees

Syria conflict: Damascus refugee camp receives aid for first time in months

Delivery of food comes after reports that people in the Yarmouk camp have died of hunger and lack of medical care<p>Food aid has entered the besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria for the first time in four months, a Palestinian official and Syrian state media said on Saturday.<p>The delivery …

Syria

Syrian Refugees by James Nachtwey

December 2013. Za'atari refugee camp, Jordan. Syrian boys carry their daily bread ration supplied by the World Food Prog<p>... VIEW MORE<p>James Nachtwey …

Wars push number of internally displaced people to record levels

Crises in Syria and Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2012 help push total figure of people displaced worldwide to 28 million<p>Wars in Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) pushed the number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, violence and human rights violations to …

Geography

Syrian Children Draw Their Dreams at School in Refugee Camp

Noor, 8, from the city of Homs in Western Syria, holds up a drawing of what she would like the Fayda Camp to be like. Noor and other Syrian refugee children have been living and going to school in the Fayda Camp, some 25 miles east of Beirut, Lebanon. The Beyond Association, a UNICEF partner has …

ISIS cuts off crucial government supply line to Syria's largest city

Islamic State fighters were reported to have tightened their grip on a Syrian government supply route to Aleppo on Tuesday as the army battled to retake the road, which is important to its campaign to retake the city.<p>As Damascus accepted a U.S.-Russian plan for a "cessation of hostilities" between …

Syria