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A court in northwest Turkey has sentenced two Turkish men to life in jail over the murder last year of a Syrian woman and her 10-month-old baby in a ... the two men who confessed to what officials branded a barbaric attack in a country that is home to over three million refugees from the civil war in Syria.
The Haj Khalaf family fled their native Syria, lived in a Turkish refugee camp and came to the United States, where they are adjusting to new lives. ... children were reunited with her elder daughter, son-in-law and only grandchild after fearing that an executive order banning Syrian refugees from entering the ...

They were identified for resettlement from the region around Syria by the refugee agency UNHCR and have been taken into the care of eight local authorities - Kirklees, East Riding, Leeds, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Sheffield, Wakefield and Hull. Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said: "The ...
Britain is committed to spending £77million over two years in conjunction with the United Nations World Food Programme to deliver cash to 10,000 of the poorest refugee families. It will provide an allowance for food, shelter, household supplies and medical assistance. The programme uses the latest ...
Syrian brothers Raed and Mohummed work at the cultural Cuts barbershop in Wellington. They came to New Zealand from Syria as refugees three years ago with other members of their family; three of their sisters are still living there. Raed and Mohummed offer traditional cuts, buzz cuts, beard trimming, ...

Abdul Fatah Sabouni says he's extremely grateful to Canada for welcoming him as a refugee from his wartorn country. ... Syrian refugees say thanks to Canada with New Year's blood drive ... "When I lost everything in the war in Syria, I thought my life and my kids' lives were finished," he told CTV Calgary.
A missile has crashed near civilians in Syria's Idlib province at a makeshift camp for displaced people from the nearby Hama Province. Dramatic footage captured in the countryside area by Al Jazeera showed men, women and children desperately trying to find the nearest cover after the attack - images of ...
"They don't want to work," he says. The addition of so many Syrians to Danby's workforce has been a positive development for Rola Mourad, who arrived in Canada from Syria herself in 2003. She says the refugee boom has helped create a Syrian community in Guelph that didn't exist prior to the recent ...
A Cardiff refugee has become the first in Wales to benefit from a loan system that will help him regain the ability to work as a dentist. Mohammed Al-Homsi was a qualified dentist in Syria but needs to re-qualify to practise in the UK. He has got a £10,000 loan from RefuAid which supports skilled refugees ...
But that's starting to change, thanks to the recent influx of more than 40,000 Syrian refugees to Canada -- including around 11,000 in Toronto, where Syrian cuisine is beginning to take root. The new ventures ... "It's this incredible mix," Sax says of the Syrians bringing their cuisine to the Toronto food scene.
A survey by three leading U.N. agencies - the U.N. refugee agency, U.N. children's Fund and World Food Program - finds that more than three-quarters of the more than 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon are living below the poverty line of less than $4 per day. After nearly seven years of war, the U.N. ...
The assault by Bashar al-Assad's regime on the last Syrian province under rebel control could spark a "new wave of migration", a top Turkish official has warned, amid ... refugees from other parts of Syria have also swelled Idlib's population to more than two million, moving there after rebel surrender deals.
That means not much has changed for millions of Syrians who have lived in dire conditions in refugee camps in neighboring countries since the onset of the ... Jordan is host to approximately 657,000 registered Syrian refugees, the highest per-capita after Lebanon, which is home to 1.1 million refugees.
As Syrian Mohammad Adeeb and a friend walk down one of the half dozen streets that make up Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon, two Irish girls, in the midst of their high-school graduation party, walk past in the opposite direction. "Are ye from Syria? Ye're gorgeous!" one exclaims. The Syrians don't ...
Haidar made the remarks when he met with the Lebanese ambassador to Syria, Saad Zakhia, during which Haidar stressed that the preparations are underway for the return of Syrian refugees from Lebanon. "A Large number of citizens will return soon to their homes in the city of Deir al-Zour, and the ...
A Syrian refugee is launching a new career as an artist in a remote community in northeast B.C., forging works out of copper and donated metals in a style he learned as a child. Isam Sharkiye, 35, and his family arrived in Canada in August. They were the first Syrian refugees to be sponsored in Fort Nelson, ...

Westmeath County Council is in the process of securing social housing for ten Syrian families due to arrive in Athlone from the war-stricken country ... of agencies working together, via a steering committee, on their behalf to ensure that their resettlement from war-torn Syria is as smooth as possible.
The Task Group for Palestinians in Syria has revealed that 3,626 Palestinian refugees have been killed in the war-torn country since 2011, Arabs48.com reported on Sunday. Breaking the figures down, the group said that 1,148 were killed in air strikes; 957 were killed in clashes between the Syrian regime ...
A Syrian refugee family arrives at their new home in Scotland. ... Interpreters for Syrian refugees should be given psychological support as a "priority" due to the stress the work causes, according to a study. ... SVPRP is a programme which commits the UK government to resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees.
When he picked up a camera for the first time in a refugee camp in Lebanon, it started a chain of events that ended with him opening a school in a camp when he was 12, and culminated with Malala Yousafzai presenting him with an award. Life comes at you fast. Mohamad left the city of Hama, in Syria, two ...
The Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee have won a $100m (£75m) grant to help with the "toxic stress" on child refugees. It will help children in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria. Jeffrey Dunn, head of Sesame Workshop, said Syria's refugee crisis was the "humanitarian issue of our ...
When refugees from Syria first started arriving in Sweden and Germany, both countries offered full refugee status, which includes the right to permanent residency and a path to citizenship. Now, because of political pressures, Germany offers only so-called subsidiary protection to Syrian refugees-which ...
The presence of Syrian refugees in Armenia's mono-ethnic society has been celebrated in the capital Yerevan through the personal initiative of an art curator and three photographers who have been documenting the migration since the eruption of the war in Syria in 2011. A documentary photo exhibition ...
Later this week, the interior ministers of the German states will be discussing, and voting on, a proposal to be begin forcibly repatriating Syrian refugees once their asylum status lapses -- as early as next June. If they agree, it would then be up to the federal interior ministry to decide whether parts of Syria ...
Nearly seven years into Syria's civil war, Syrian refugees in neighboring Lebanon are becoming poorer, leaving children at risk of child labor and early marriage, aid organizations said on Tuesday. A recent survey by the United Nations children's agency UNICEF, U.N.'s World Food Program, and refugee ...
76 per cent of refugee households are living below this level. This means over three quarters of Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live on less than US$4 per day, leaving refugees with dwindling resources to meet their most basic needs. Refugee households are now spending on average just US$98 per ...
Syrian refugees say thanks to Canada with New Year's blood drive ... Dozens of Syrian refugees in Calgary rang in the New Year by donating their blood. ... Blood drive organizer Sam Nammoura, from the Syrian refugee Support Group, said that giving blood is considered a big honour in Syrian culture.
Almost seven years since the start of the conflict in Syria, the vast majority of the roughly one million Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon now find themselves impoverished and in debt, with levels of hardship increasing each year. The share of Syrian refugee households living in extreme poverty in ...
Many refugees depend on aid to survive, while a growing number are falling deeper into poverty, and most are in debt. The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has been in decline, but there are no exact numbers of those going back to Syria. The UN believes that conditions for a safe return are not yet in ...
Many refugees depend on aid to survive, while a growing number are falling deeper into poverty, and most are in debt. The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has been in decline, but there are no exact numbers of those going back to Syria. The UN believes that conditions for a safe return are not yet in ...
Global News began following Nemr's story in December 2015, after the Canadian government announced it would be welcoming 25,000 Syrian refugees into Canada by February 2016. Nemr lived as an asylum seeker in Jordan for more than three years after fleeing war-torn Syria. He wasn't allowed to ...
Almost seven years since the start of the conflict in Syria, the vast majority of the roughly one million Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon now find themselves impoverished and in debt, with levels of hardship increasing each year. The share of Syrian refugee households living in extreme poverty in ...
It features small models of abandoned places and the suitcases of refugees. This project is called "Unpacked: Refugee Baggage." NPR's Deborah Amos has the story. DEBORAH AMOS, BYLINE: The scenes are harrowing and all too familiar here - a scorched car covered in dust, tangled electrical wires ...
A Syrian refugee family arrives at their new home in Scotland. ... Interpreters for Syrian refugees should be given psychological support as a "priority" due to the stress the work causes, according to a study. ... SVPRP is a programme which commits the UK government to resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees.
Jawahere, herself a law student until the war in Syria forced her from her home said the children she teaches in a tent close to the Syrian border are traumatised and often find it difficult to concentrate. She said: "They paint aeroplanes, children on the ground with blood coming out of them and things they ...
When asked, however, why the number of refugees went down from 55,000 to 40,000 in 2017 in the midst of an ongoing and massive global refugee crisis, the country's Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, says: "2016 was an exceptional year because of the Syrian refugee response. We always knew that ...
A teenager who came to Halifax as a Syrian refugee in 2016 has had her wish come true - she met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday in Ottawa. Marwa Harb, 16, thanked Trudeau for his push to take in Syrian refugees and for changing her life for the better. "He hugged us a lot," Harb described the ...
When he picked up a camera for the first time in a refugee camp in Lebanon, it started a chain of events that ended with him opening a school in a camp when he was 12, and culminated with Malala Yousafzai presenting him with an award. Life comes at you fast. Mohamad left the city of Hama, in Syria, two ...
Rana Hashishow, a petite mother of four from Syria, stirred lamb, mixed salad and decorated a beef pie, while a group of around 20 guests gathered recently in a Brooklyn brownstone ... "What I enjoy most about cooking is its ability to bring people together to celebrate," said Hashishow, a Christian refugee.
It will focus on displaced children in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria, seeking to reach them at a key time for brain development. ... Though billions of dollars are spent on refugee aid each year, just 2 percent goes toward education, and just a sliver of that goes toward early-childhood intervention, David ...
The Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee have won a $100m (£75m) grant to help with the "toxic stress" on child refugees. It will help children in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria. Jeffrey Dunn, head of Sesame Workshop, said Syria's refugee crisis was the "humanitarian issue of our ...
The presence of Syrian refugees in Armenia's mono-ethnic society has been celebrated in the capital Yerevan through the personal initiative of an art curator and three photographers who have been documenting the migration since the eruption of the war in Syria in 2011. A documentary photo exhibition ...
Jennifer: In Turkey, a country that has taken in more than three million Syrian refugees since the war began, we found that Syrians have started 6,000 formal businesses and contributed over $330 million in capital. They have done this by identifying gaps in the Turkish market--and have started firms in ...
There is no formal tracking of the number of babies born to refugees and asylum seekers in Europe, but the United Nations refugee agency estimates that approximately 54,000 babies were born to Syrian refugees in Europe in 2016. While local NGOs and national health services do the best they can to ...
A municipal council and a Turkish nationalist group announced Wednesday they dispatched trucks loaded with aid to needy Syrians. ... through the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), said Baki Oncel, a Nevsehir representative of the charity, adding aid shipments will continue until the war ends in Syria.
Sami Ashour fled Syria via Jordan with his wife, Ahlam, and their children, Hadi, 13, Fadi, 11, Hala, 8, and Jana, 3, to come to the United States two years ago. They now live together in North Austin and have welcomed a new child into the family, 1 year-old Halil. Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN- ...
Two "amazing" years have passed since Syrian refugee Najeeb Al Masri and his family arrived in Canada from Turkey. The engineering student spoke with ... and those nasty Canadian winters. For all the details, including tragic details of his time in Syria, watch CTV News Channel's interview with Al Masri.
Reyhanli, Turkey -- On an ordinary street in this Turkish town on the Syrian border, there's an ordinary apartment building where the extraordinary happens every day. Inside the doors, a new world awaits hundreds of Syrians refugee teens who have suffered for years through the trauma of war and loss.
An additional 50,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees in Jordan will receive much needed assistance this winter UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, ... more than USD360 million to UNHCR over the last four years to address the critical needs of refugees and the internally displaced in Syria and Iraq crises.


 

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