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Syrian refugee Fadi Mansour, who was detained at Istanbul airport for a year until moving to Melbourne. ... His arduous journey spanning over a year and several countries underscores the lengths he went to in escaping the worsening turmoil in Syria ...
According to Amnesty International, the conflict has resulted in about 250,000 people killed, and 13.5 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria. Additionally, more than 50 percent of Syria's population is currently ...

The Greek authorities on Saturday hit back at UN criticism of its decision to return a group of Syrians to Turkey. The UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, on Friday said in a statement it was "seriously concerned" by Greece's decision to return 10 Syrian ...
Zeidan al-Nseirat, a colonel who defected from the Syrian Army to the opposition in 2014, died in March in a prison controlled by Shabab al-Sunna, an armed faction in Daraa affiliated with the FSA's Southern Front.
A "humanitarian pause", 'backed' by Russia, went into effect today morning in eastern Aleppo, the Syria military was quoted as saying by Reuters.
Since the war erupted in 2011, Turkey and Lebanon have settled more than 3 million Syrian refugees combined, according to the human rights organization Amnesty International. ... He was rejected both times, and received a striking letter from the ...

Several hundred people are expected to attend, including significant numbers of Syrians living in the UK, and teddy bears will be laid at the gates of Downing Street to symbolise the desperate plight of children currently trapped in East Aleppo ...
Greece's return of 10 Syrian refugees to Turkey, reportedly without considering their asylum claims, is a dangerous move that shows a callous disregard for their safety, Amnesty International said. According to information received by Amnesty ...
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) must step in to fill the void left by the Security Council members' catastrophic failure to end relentless attacks targeting the civilian population in eastern Aleppo city, said Amnesty International ahead of a UNGA ...
The world's biggest charities, including Amnesty International, are uniting to protest and demand the UK government set out a plan to stop the slaughter of innocent children in Syria. It's time to find a resolution to stop the atrocities being ...
... the underside of moving vehicles on the M25. Or the much-publicised scheme to bring Syrians to this country. ... Unsurprisingly, the scale of uprooting in Syria is huge (nearly five million who've fled the country, six million who've been forced to ...
... secretive island. Amnesty International said it had interviewed 62 refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, and more than a dozen current or former contract workers who delivered services on behalf of the Australian government, to compile a report it ...
Amnesty International has recorded 1.1 million Syrian refugees living inside Lebanese borders, with estimates that 30% of Syrian refugees have yet to be accounted for, as they are not formally registered with any of the UN agencies or offices. UNHCR ...
What we are witnessing in Syria is one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the 21st century. The slaughter in Aleppo is happening before our eyes.

Russia should be investigated for war crimes in the Syrian city of Aleppo and risks becoming a pariah nation, Boris Johnson has said, taking the unusual step of calling for demonstrations by anti-war protesters outside the Russian Embassy in London ...
Amnesty International today welcomed Jordan's move to allow aid deliveries to thousands of Syrians trapped on its desert border, but called for a long-term solution to the crisis.
Yezidi women and girls who have been enslaved, raped beaten and otherwise tortured by the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) are being failed by a lack of adequate support from the international community, said Amnesty International today ...
His arduous journey spanning over a year and several countries underscores the lengths he went to in escaping the worsening turmoil in Syria, the source of the largest number of refugees worldwide. Syrian refugee Fadi Mansour, who was detained at ...
The forces of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russian warplanes, have been pummeling eastern Aleppo as they seek to wrest it from rebel control.
Zeidan al-Nseirat, a colonel who defected from the Syrian Army to the opposition in 2014, died in March in a prison controlled by Shabab al-Sunna, an armed faction in Daraa affiliated with the FSA's Southern Front.
A "humanitarian pause", 'backed' by Russia, went into effect today morning in eastern Aleppo, the Syria military was quoted as saying by Reuters.
Since the war erupted in 2011, Turkey and Lebanon have settled more than 3 million Syrian refugees combined, according to the human rights organization Amnesty International. ... He was rejected both times, and received a striking letter from the ...
Several hundred people are expected to attend, including significant numbers of Syrians living in the UK, and teddy bears will be laid at the gates of Downing Street to symbolise the desperate plight of children currently trapped in East Aleppo ...
Greece's return of 10 Syrian refugees to Turkey, reportedly without considering their asylum claims, is a dangerous move that shows a callous disregard for their safety, Amnesty International said. According to information received by Amnesty ...
And today, the Northern Ireland Executive and your local councils have stepped up to be part of the Syrian resettlement scheme.
"bombs launched by the Syrian regime that rip through reinforced concrete, creating craters twenty metres wide. So there is no bunker, no cellar in which families can hide.
My colleagues and I at the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) calculated this estimate for Amnesty International, which published the findings on Aug. 18.
Amnesty International said in a report that Iraqi government and paramilitary forces detained, tortured or killed hundreds of Sunni Arab civilians fleeing ISIL-held areas during the operation to retake the Sunni city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad ...
children who have fled from conflict zones and brutal regimes are finally being reunited with family in the UK. This should be a cause for celebration.
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) must step in to fill the void left by the Security Council members' catastrophic failure to end relentless attacks targeting the civilian population in eastern Aleppo city, said Amnesty International ahead of a UNGA ...
The world's biggest charities, including Amnesty International, are uniting to protest and demand the UK government set out a plan to stop the slaughter of innocent children in Syria. It's time to find a resolution to stop the atrocities being ...
McGarghan said he understood the need to help Syrians fleeing the bloody civil war "on a humanitarian basis," but he said "there's too wide of a shotgun approach and I think it's going to put us at risk.
The vulnerable position of migrant women and adolescent girls is nowhere more evident than in the Syrian crisis. Estimates suggest that 13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance; 6.6 million are displaced within Syria; 4.8 million ...
... the underside of moving vehicles on the M25. Or the much-publicised scheme to bring Syrians to this country. ... Unsurprisingly, the scale of uprooting in Syria is huge (nearly five million who've fled the country, six million who've been forced to ...
The Australian government is responsible for the deliberate and systematic torture of refugees on Nauru and should be held accountable under international law, according to a major new report informed by unprecedented access to the secretive island.
Amnesty International has recorded 1.1 million Syrian refugees living inside Lebanese borders, with estimates that 30% of Syrian refugees have yet to be accounted for, as they are not formally registered with any of the UN agencies or offices. UNHCR ...
Giorgos Kosmopoulos, a researcher on refugee rights for Amnesty International says as shocking as Eida's story is, she at least has options.
What we are witnessing in Syria is the greatest human rights and humanitarian crisis of the 21st century. How we respond to the horrors being inflicted on these women, children and men is our generation's great test.
With so much of the historic city destroyed, it can be difficult to imagine what Aleppo looked like not long ago before the conflict in Syria began. That's why a business .... "All the people in the world must know that we, the Syrians, have paid a ...
At 115 years old, Eida could be Syria's oldest refugee after she successfully escaped her war-torn homeland.
What we are witnessing in Syria is one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the 21st century. The slaughter in Aleppo is happening before our eyes.
It's pretty hard to take moral condemnation of Russian "tyranny" from our government seriously though, while it continues to arm the Saudi medieval style monarchy as it targets civilians, including in hospitals and schools, in Yemen, as Amnesty ...
In Syria over a quarter of a million people have been killed and 11 million others displaced due to the ongoing five-year armed conflict, as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and his allies, and those opposed to him, as well as the Islamic ...
Despite detailed reports of humanitarian law violations from the United Nations, Amnesty International and other respected organisations, the UK has stuck rigidly to the line that the best people to investigate Saudi Arabia for war crimes are the Saudi ...
A Labour party spokesman has suggested there is too much focus on Russian atrocities in Syria, which "sometimes diverts attention from other atrocities that are taking place", and highlighted killings by the US-led coalition.
A new report from Amnesty International accuses the Sudanese government of using chemical weapons against civilians in Darfur.
Russia should be investigated for war crimes in the Syrian city of Aleppo and risks becoming a pariah nation, Boris Johnson has said, taking the unusual step of calling for demonstrations by anti-war protesters outside the Russian Embassy in London ...


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