Syria: Five years into war, what is left of the country? For Refugees at Katsikas Camp, Life Remains in Limbo. A partly cloudy afternoon over Katsikas camp.
Photo by Cristina del Campo Martín. Used with permission. Sitting on the matted floor of his tent with an arm spread across a military-provided cot, Mohanad takes a long, pensive drag off a cigarette. “We didn’t leave because we wanted to. We had homes, we had jobs, we had cars.” Months of bitterness and frustration are palpable through a caustic smile. The Difficulty and Uncertainty of Life in Turkey as a Syrian Refugee. Yilmaz Ibrahim Basha A lot has been written about refugees in the last two years.
But rarely do we hear from the refugees themselves in more than just soundbites. GlobalPost, an international news organization within the PRI family, commissioned essays from five young Syrians who all made the difficult decision to leave their homes — and undertake a menacing journey out of the country, to Turkey, to Greece and across southern Europe. This essay by Yilmaz Ibrahim Basha, 24, was originally published on PRI.org on May 31, 2016, and is republished here with permission.
Syria crisis: What's behind the fresh diplomatic push? The last few weeks have seen intense diplomacy between Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Russia, in what seems to be a concerted effort to break the logjam over the Syrian conflict.
More than 200 feared dead in sinking of migrant boat. SYRIA – UNITED NATIONS With more than 4 million refugees, Syria’s crisis is the worst of its kind in 25 years, UN report says. » 07/09/2015SYRIA – UNITED NATIONSWith more than 4 million refugees, Syria’s crisis is the worst of its kind in 25 years, UN report saysPeople are fleeing fighting involving the Assad regime and its enemies.
Turkey has become the country with the highest number of refugees in the world. Turkey warns next wave of Syrian refugees may end up in Europe. 20150327105351.jpg (JPEG Image, 940 × 625 pixels) SYRIA As the conflict escalates, the situation in Aleppo’s Christian quarter worsens, says apostolic vicar. » 04/14/2015SYRIAAs the conflict escalates, the situation in Aleppo’s Christian quarter worsens, says apostolic vicarFor Mgr Georges Abou Khazen, the situation is getting progressively worse as the fighting intensifies.
At least 12 Christians died recently but more bodies are still “under the rubble”. Prelate calls for a stop to the fighting. Meanwhile, the Church has set up shelters "for Christian and Muslim" war victims. ISIS executes nearly 1,500 people in Syria in 5 months. By AFP | Beirut.
Nuncio to Syria says priests in Homs choose to remain despite violence. SYRIA-ZENARI Feb-9-2012 (400 words) With photo. xxxi Nuncio to Syria says priests in Homs choose to remain despite violence By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Some priests have decided to stay in battle-scarred Homs, Syria, even as government forces intensified their strikes against the heart of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, said the Vatican's nuncio to Syria.
Archbishop Mario Zenari told Catholic News Service in an email Feb. 9 that he had been in almost daily contact with priests in Homs and that "with respect to their safety, the situation is, in certain respects, uncertain. " "The decision to remain is theirs," Archbishop Zenari said. "In situations where their own lives and those of their family members are at risk, as is now the case in Homs, the choice to remain or depart must be left to each individual," he added. "Within the region, Syria is a model of religious tolerance, above all with respect to relations between Christians and Muslims," he said.
Assyrians struggle in Lebanon after fleeing Daesh. Many members of this ancient Middle Eastern community are leaving the region altogether Image Credit: AFP Beirut: Waiting in an aid line outside Lebanon’s capital Beirut, Assyrian Christian Francie Yaacoub remembers the well-stocked home she left behind in Syria as she fled advancing Daesh terrorists.
“We left behind a house full of everything. Why do we now have to stand at the church door?” She asked quietly as she waited to receive aid at the Assyrian diocese of Sid Al Boushriyeh. Food enters besieged Homs, Syria after local deal: UN. In the absence of a nationwide peace deal, relief groups have tried to get localized agreements with fighters on all sides of the conflict to get convoys through to people in battle zones.
Food was sent to Waar Thursday, Elisabeth Byrs, a spokeswoman for the U.N.'s World Food Program, told journalists in Geneva. "Following extensive negotiations between parties to the conflict, a first convoy carrying 8,500 family food rations were delivered to the besieged area of Al-Waar," - enough food for about 42,500 people for one month, Byrs said. Two more convoys over the coming days will deliver food to 75,000 people, she added, 30 percent of the estimated quarter of a million people the United Nations says are trapped in besieged areas across Syria. Waar has witnessed an intensification of shelling and heavy clashes which prevented all access for humanitarian deliveries, WFP said in a statement. Waar has been cut off for nearly two years by government forces, opposition activists say. Aid organizations issue failing grade to UN Security Council efforts in Syria. A report released Thursday detailed the appalling humanitarian crisis in Syria four years after the start of the country's civil war, which to date has claimed over 200,000 lives and displaced half of the country's 23 million population.
It is a damning study, compiled by 21 various NGOs, and condemns the insufficient distribution of relief aid to those who most need it in and around Syria. The report, findings of which will be printed in italic lettering throughout this article, accuses the UN Security Council of failing to implement the three resolutions adopted to help the humanitarian crisis, thus effectively failing to mitigate the situation.
SYRIA - UN and international community have failed: 2014 worst year for Syrian civilians. » 03/12/2015SYRIA - UNUN and international community have failed: 2014 worst year for Syrian civiliansA report submitted by 21 NGOs accuses the Syrian regime and rebels of targeting civilian homes, hospitals, schools. Members of the Security Council and States have slowed the implementation of UN resolutions in favor of civilians. In 2014, 76 thousand people were killed, about 210 000 in four years. This year donations for aid to the population have reached only 57% of needed funds.
Syria_report-oxfam-sperrfrist-120315.pdf. Syria conflict: 'Door closing' on refugees, say NGOs - BBC News. Syria's neighbours are sharply reducing numbers of refugees from the conflict that they let onto their soil, two prominent humanitarian agencies say. Fewer than 18,500 fled Syria in October compared with more than 150,000 a month on average in 2013. The NGOs accused the international community of "a total collapse of solidarity".
More than 3m people have fled Syria since the conflict began in 2011, with millions more internally displaced. The joint report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said many civilians who wanted to flee were now in effect trapped in Syria. "Civilians are not getting out and sufficient aid is not getting in. He added that the international community had failed to provide the necessary support, and a humanitarian appeal to assist refugees in the host countries was only half funded. My visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan revealed unbelievable heartbreak and hope, by movie mogul HARVEY WEINSTEIN Film producer Harvey Weinstein visited Zaatari, a refugee camp home to more than 120,000 Syrians in Jordan Visited the country with his wife Georgina Chapman as part of a storytelling project with the UN Described the resilience of the children living in the refugee camp as both heartbreaking and uplifting By Harvey Weinstein For Mailonline Published: 14:29 GMT, 27 September 2014 | Updated: 17:11 GMT, 27 September 2014 Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein raised eyebrows when he skipped the Cannes premiere of his latest film Grace of Monaco earlier this year.
Syria's refugees: birth and life in Zaatari camp – in pictures. Amid Airstrikes Against ISIS, Refugees Flee Syria. Control: Iraqi Security Forces Contested Previously contested area The last ISIS fighters left the government buildings on Dec. 28. $163 million to educate Syrian refugees. United Nations: The UN envoy for global education called Wednesday for a multimillion-dollar fund to provide education for children in emergencies and urged donors to start with $163 million to educate half a million Syrian children who are refugees in Lebanon.
Gordon Brown told a news conference Wednesday that it’s time for decisive action to prevent millions of children from falling through the cracks and losing out on an education. Brown, a former British prime minister, said there have been more than 10,000 attacks on schools during the past five years and 28 million boys and girls are not in school in areas of conflict and emergency. He said the growing education crisis reaches from Iraq to Nigeria and from South Sudan to Pakistan. Brown called for international donors to reach agreement this spring on the new fund.
“We have set a deadline for progress at the Oslo Summit on Global Education in July.” The Syrian Conflict Is Severely Disrupting The Lives Of 5.5 Million Children - BuzzFeed News. 5 Syria Video: We have a Dream. 2048x1473 (JPEG Image, 2048 × 1473 pixels) - Scaled (50%) Protests to progress, deadly warfare to beautiful acts of compassion, frivolous selfies to powerful moments of defiance were all captured on camera year.
As 2014 comes to a close, here's a look back at the moments that we'll be remembering for years to come: Syrians flood a refugee camp during the country's bloody civil war. 4e24150d-3189-4f96-b09c-8803f0546e47-614x640.jpg (JPEG Image, 614 × 640 pixels) La-fg-syria-qusair-20130606-001.jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 400 pixels) 3 Syrian refugees die in worst Middle East storm in decades. AMMAN // The worst winter storm in decades swept the Middle East on Wednesday, killing at least three Syrian refugees and piling more misery on the hundreds of thousands of others with scant protection from the biting cold, flooding, high winds and heavy snowfall.
Lebanon: Syrians Refugees Facing Deadly Winter with Little Aid. Syrian refugees facing freezing temperatures as blizzards, strong winds buffet Middle East. Posted. Syrian refugees facing extreme hardship as blizzards hit region. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees are enduring blizzards, biting winds and freezing rain as the worst winter storm for decades sweeps across the Middle East.
Freezing temps, 60-mph winds, tents: Refugees struggle in Bekaa Valley. BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon (CNS) — Many Lebanese have spent as much time as possible indoors this winter, protecting themselves from this year’s unusually brutal cold season. But for the approximately half a million Syrian refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, their makeshift housing — often flimsy tents or abandoned unfinished buildings — has hardly given them sufficient shelter from the continuous storms that have been pounding the mountains since last fall.
“The hardest part is being cold and not being able to leave the tent. Where would I go?” Asked Safia Hassan Hussein, a Syrian refugee from Aleppo who shares a tent with seven family members in the town of Bar Elias. Snow storm, low temperatures bring misery to Syrian refugees. On 3rd Anniversary Of Syrian Civil War, Children Face Malnutrition, Poverty, Death (How To Help) 2014 Syria conflict anniversary: the worst refugee crisis in recent history. Civilians carry their belongings towards a meeting point to leave Homs, Syria (Reuters) Aid agencies are calling it the worst humanitarian disaster in recent history. Three Years of Strife and Cruelty Puts Syria in Free Fall.
Photo. The massive toll of Syria's four-year civil war. Untitled. Syria Regional Refugee Response - Lebanon. Syrian Refugees: The not so fun Facts. Syria civil war infographics refugees casualties - Google 搜尋. Fusion_syria-facts_1-1.jpg (JPEG Image, 770 × 1300 pixels) - Scaled (77%) Syria's suffering revealed in satellite images. Drone Images Show Ancient City Of Aleppo In Ruins From War. What's left of Syria? Syria is dead, long live the Syrians. Study: Half a Million Homes Destroyed in Syria.