syrian refugees

Lebanon’s racism is fanning the flames of violence towards Syrian refugees

Makram Rabah As Lebanon celebrated Christmas, a Syrian refugee camp in Miniyeh in the north of Lebanon was attacked by a group of local youths who set fire to tents amid clashes with residents. The number of violent incidents against…

Cyprus: Asylum Seekers Summarily Returned

Pushbacks Against Surge of Arrivals by Boat From Lebanon Cypriot coast guard forces summarily pushed back, abandoned, expelled, or returned more than 200 migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers coming from Lebanon during the first week of September 2020 without giving them the opportunity…

Who profits from the refugee crisis?

By Arnie Alpert, Truthout | News Analysis – Monday, 11 January 2016 Wars and persecution have driven the number of refugees to record-breaking highs worldwide, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees reported in June 2015. Currently 59.5 million…

Once auctioned, what to do with the ‘stock’ of Syrian refugees?

A few months ago, an unprecedented “humanitarian auction” was opened in Brussels at the European Commission, shortly after watching the image of the three-year old Syrian child that the sea threw up on the Turkish shores. The “auction” was about…

Over 1,000 Fake Life Jackets Found in Raid on Turkish Workshop Staffed with Syrian Children

Source: RT Human Wrongs Watch 7 January 2016 (RT)* – Turkey’s black market economy is benefiting from the mass influx of Syrian refugees into the country, with a recent raid on life jacket manufacturing facility revealing the exploitation of a child workforce…

70% of 1 Million Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Live Below Local Extreme Poverty Line

Human Wrongs Watch Some 70 per cent of the over 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the Lebanese extreme poverty line, a big rise over 2014, and food insecurity is mounting, the UN on 23 December 2015…

Aid for Syria crisis victims still not enough: UN

The United Nations says despite a surge in the international community’s humanitarian aid to help those affected by the conflict in Syria, the sum hardly keeps up with the rising needs of the afflicted people. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and…

New York Says Welcome to Syrian Refugees

  #NYCsaysWelcome In solidarity with refugees trying to reach Europe, we call upon the European Union member states to open their borders unconditionally for asylum seekers, to allow free movement for refugees within the European Union to reach the country…

Syrian Refugee Women Tell Stories about Sexual Exploitation in Lebanon

01 August 2014 – The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn’t know how she’ll pay the rent. She’s gotten by over…