Displacement In Syria And Iraq Hits 14 Million. It’s been 4 years since the start of the civil war in Syria, and its effects are reaching a breaking point.
Tony Geren(The Pontiac Tribune) - 14 million people are now displaced from the crisis in both Syria and Iraq.40% of the displaced from Syria are under 12 years old.Syria’s 4 year civil war has left 220,000 people dead One thing is clear: the situation in the region has become utterly unsustainable,” António Guterres, the high commissioner for refugees, said in remarks to the Council on friday. He called the crisis “a cancer that risks spreading and metastasizing.” The council adopted a presidential statement expressing alarm and calling Syria’s refugee crisis “the largest humanitarian emergency crisis in the world today”. Mr. Ms. Many Syrian refugees, she said, have lost all hope. “For the youngest children, this crisis is all they have ever known. We are taught in school that a government must have the consent of the majority to function, but this is false. (Feat. Worst Since World War II: 51 Million Refugees World Wide.
Clubbed To Death In Spain; Bombed In Ukraine Refugees arrested by security forces in Spain at Melilla 3rd April 2014.
Photo: Jesus Blasco de Avellaneda/Reuters Indifferent people having fun on the beach while a man crawls on a beach in Spain’s Canary Islands after he survived the sea on a makeshift boat, May 5, 2006. Some 38 people made it to the beach on the boat, and 39 were intercepted in another vessel off the coast on their way from Africa to Europe. Photo: Juan Medina/Reuters At least 4 refugees were clubbed to death by Moroccan police after they were chased and captured.
“Moroccan police cruelly clubbed them, stole their personal belongings and took them to Morocco where many were tortured. This video captured what happened at Melilla when 300-400 refugees tried to cross the border fence on June 18th, 2014. Syria Two Years On: The Failure of International Aid. After two years of extremely violent conflict that the UN estimates has killed more than 70,000, the people of Syria are mired in a humanitarian catastrophe.
Syria 2013 © Nicole Tung Women wait in MSF's mobile clinic to register their names to see a doctor in Northern Syria. Zaatari refugee camp. Zaatari (Arabic: مخيم الزعتري) is a refugee camp in Jordan, located 10 km east of Mafraq which is gradually evolving into a permanent settlement. It was first opened on July 28, 2012 to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civil war that erupted in 2011.
On March 26, 2015, the camp population was estimated at 83,000 refugees. It is connected to the road network by a short road which leads to the highway 10 OSM. The camp features market-like structures along the main street where goods like vegetables, basic household equipment and clothes can be purchased. There are also coffee shops where shisha can be smoked. Since the opening of the camp in July 2012 there have repeatedly been demonstrations held by the camp population. Due to the maximum capacity of 60,000 refugees a second camp was built 20 kilometres east of Zarqa in the Marjeeb Al Fahood plains. On 5 April 2014 a riot resulted in a number of injuries to both refugees and Jordanian police.
Lebanon: No formal refugee camps for Syrians. Beirut, Lebanon - About one in five people living in Lebanon are refugees from Syria's civil war - giving Lebanon more refugees per capita than any other country in the world.
But this fact is not immediately obvious to the first-time visitor. Unlike the other neighbouring countries to which Syrians have fled - Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq - Lebanon has no formal refugee camps. Although beggars and street children are a common sight in parts of Beirut, it is only when you reach the tent-speckled plains of the Bekaa Valley or drive past muddy roadside encampments in northern Lebanon that the scale of the country's refugee problem becomes apparent.
RELATED: The tormenting scent of Rosa Damascena "In a picture-perfect world, we would not have 1.5 million Syrians present all around Lebanon, with most residing in the poorest areas, poverty with poverty," said Hala al-Helou, Lebanon's social affairs ministry spokesperson and an adviser on humanitarian and international affairs. Source: Al Jazeera.
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Richard (L), assistant secretary of state for population, refugees, and migration, and Nancy Lindborg (front, 2nd R), USAID assistant administrator for democracy, conflict, and humanitarian assistance, visit the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, Jan. 28, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Ali Jarekji) Author: Barbara Slavin Posted December 22, 2014 US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne Richard says the United States will dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees allowed to resettle permanently in the United States from about 350 this year to close to 10,000 annually as the crisis grinds on into its fifth year.
Summary⎙ Print The low number of Syrian refugees accepted so far by the United States, attributable in part to Germany and Sweden offering to "take a lot," will increase significantly in 2015, a US State Department official says. Refugees must also pass medical and security checks.