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Failed Services, Infectious Diseases Threaten Syria

First there is the ongoing civil war. Now freezing winter weather is further threatening the health of hundreds of thousands of Syrians driven from their homes by the fighting and forced to take shelter in the nation’s mosques, empty schools … Continue reading

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Armenia struggles to absorb Christian refugees from Syria

Sarkiss Rshdouni escaped the fighting in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo months ago but cannot shake memories of what he witnessed. “I was with a friend when I heard gunshots,” said Rshdouni, who is among hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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UN refugee agency says it has not received funds pledged for Syrian refugees

The U.N. refugee agency says it has not yet received the funds recently pledged for Syrian refugees and is struggling to help rising numbers fleeing the country’s nearly 2-year-old civil war. Andrew Harper, the agency’s representative to Jordan, told The … Continue reading

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Refugees cram UN camp in Jordan with fears the bloodshed in Syria will worsen

The world has a lot of ideas about how to end the bloodshed in Syria, but no plans to do so. The international community dithers because there is nothing close to a consensus about how to stop a conflict that … Continue reading

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Dispatch: With Little to Nothing, Syria’s Internally Displaced Depend on Handouts

Ten-year-old Nesma shouted in Arabic, her eyes furious and filling with tears. Standing at the back of a line of dozens of veiled women and young girls, she had lost patience waiting for her 4-month-old sister’s diaper and formula ration … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees need billion euros

More Syrian refugees step off a bus in Jordan, into uncertainty. The UN has said 30,000 have arrived since the start of this year. Zaatari, the main camp, has been welcoming them every day, but what this means is families … Continue reading

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Armenia: Syrian Refugees Resettling in Occupied Azerbaijani Territory

A growing number of Syrian-Armenians who have fled the escalating violence in their native land are resettling in an occupied territory claimed by Azerbaijan. Since early 2012, Armenia has been accepting diaspora members seeking to escape Syria’s civil strife. In … Continue reading

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U.S. diplomat chides Iran for ‘unhelpful role’ on Syria

The U.S. ambassador to Syria on Friday criticized Iran’s “unhelpful” role in the Syrian conflict and appealed for more from Russia to help the refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland. “Iran is playing a very unhelpful role in terms of moving … Continue reading

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Sexual Violence A Factor in Syrian Refugee Crisis

Rape is becoming increasingly widespread in Syria, where a civil war has been underway for almost two years, and recent studies indicate much of it is being carried out by troops and militias loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. One new … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees gunned down by Assad’s forces at Jordanian border

Syrian refugees seeking shelter away from violence in the country are being gunned down by President Assad’s forces alongside the Jordanian border, a recent video has revealed. The video, aired by Al Arabiya television on Sunday, showed several individuals struck … Continue reading

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