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Decades on, Thousands of Iranian Kurds Still Refugees in Kurdistan Region

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-21 02:13
Like thousands of other Iranian Kurds in the KRG, Ilya is considered a refugee in her own hometown. Read her story in honor of World Refugee Day. The post Decades on, Thousands of Iranian Kurds Still Refugees in Kurdistan Region appeared first on The Kur ...

Italy Arrests Iraqi National on Terrorism Charges

BAS News - 2017-06-20 03:15
ERBIL — Italian security forces arrested on Monday an Iraqi asylum seeker who was said to be suspected of having ties to terrorist groups. The 29-year-old had been housed at a System for the Protection of Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR) facility near ...

Protest Organised Against US Decision to Deport Iraqi Christian Refugees

BAS News - 2017-06-13 01:39
ERBIL — People protest at a detention centre in Detroit, after the arrest of dozens of Iraqi Christians in southeastern Michigan by US immigration officials. The President of Chaldean Community Foundation, Martin Manna, told the Detroit Free Press on Mon ...

UNHCR Opens a New IDP Camp South of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-07 23:52
LEEDS — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has opened another camp for displaced people in Iraq, as a result of the continuing surge in the number of people fleeing western Mosul. The UN refugee agency said in a press release on We ...

Ramadan in Khazer Camp

KurdPress - 2017-06-06 01:07
Refugees in Khazer camp in Kurdistan Region are fast during the holy month of Ramadan, despite their fighting against the Islamic State (IS). Photo: Rudaw Reporter’s code: 50101 ...

850 refugees enter al-Holl camp

ANHA - 2017-06-05 15:36
850 Iraqi refugees reached in the past two days al-Holl camp, while around a thousand are awaiting at the Rajim Salibi border crossing to enter Rojava territories. ...

In 2 days: over 1,040 refugees enter Afrin

ANHA - 2017-06-04 13:36
1,040 refugees from al-Shahba and the Syrian cities have reached Afrin canton escaping Turkish occupation army, IS gangs and the mercenaries’ practices. ...

Ramadan in Khzer Camp

KurdPress - 2017-05-30 16:27
Refugees in Khazer camp in Kurdistan Region are fast during the holy month of Ramadan, despite their fighting against the Islamic State (IS). Photo: Rudaw Reporter’s code: 50101 ...

UNHCR Setting up New Shelters Near Mosul to Receive IDPs

BAS News - 2017-05-29 23:32
MOSUL — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) along with shelter and camp management partners, are working flat out to receive Mosul displaced in camps and provide emergency shelter and assistance in and around Mosul to people unable ...

Can Syrians sway future elections in Turkey? / Mehmet Cetingulec

KurdPress - 2017-05-26 22:54
The political value of 3.5 million refugees in Turkey, including 3 million Syrians, appears to be on the rise. Refugees could emerge as a crucial pool of voters in the three elections — municipal, parliamentary and presidential — in 2019. How can this hap ...

Afrin received 2750 refugees from al-Shahba

ANHA - 2017-05-25 19:39
2750 refugees from al-Shahba fled the violations of the Turkish occupation army and the clashes that broke out between the mercenaries towards Afrin canton crossing the eastern entrance during the last three days. Moreover, the international organizations ...

Eastern Manbij Camp received 1st batch of al-Raqqa refugees

ANHA - 2017-05-24 14:59
Manbij Organization for Relief and Development sorted the first batch of al-Raqqa and its villages' refugees into Eastern Manbij Camp that has been opened recently, and it would start providing humanitarian aids for them. ...

Kurdish asylum seeker committed suicide in Great Britain

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-22 16:16
According to reports received by Kurdistan Human Rights Association , the Kurdish refugees called “Awat Abu Bakr,” 29 years old from the town (Sayyid Sadiq) south of Kurdistan in Sulaimaniyah province in the country Great Britain had attempted suicide and ...

Even a 5-year child realizes IS criminality

ANHA - 2017-05-22 15:19
"IS is filthy, my name has become Heval Mustafa" by these words, a child from al-Raqqa refugees expressed his hatred to IS mercenaries as if he felt by his innocent childish sense that IS intends to kill, destroy and any other bad thing against the civili ...

U.S. envoy to the U.N. will visit Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey

Reuters - 2017-05-18 02:10
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Wednesday she will visit Turkey and Jordan from May 19-25 to see how Syrian refugees "are coping, day in and day out," to see U.N. humanitarian work and highlight the U.S ...

Opening a grocery shop in a tent, he goes on

ANHA - 2017-05-15 11:46
In order to provide his family’s requirements, he opened a little grocery shop in his tent, amid ignorance on the part of humanitarian and relief organizations as thousands of refugees in Rojava cantons’ camps are in dire need of help and aids but none is ...

Sadr: EU Countries Better Stop Putting Pressure on Muslims

BAS News - 2017-05-14 22:21
BAGHDAD — The powerful Iraqi Shi’ite cleric and leader of the Sadrist Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, has warned the European countries to end pressuring the Muslim refugees as the move is likely to provoke violent acts in their countries. The remarks are app ...

Thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan finally back in school

Brenda Stoter - 2017-05-13 02:04
Published by Al-Monitor on September 12, 2016 IRBID, Jordan — After years of trying to get Mohammed into a public school, his mother Alaa had almost given up. Since the family fled from Syria to Jordan in 2012, Mohammed has … Continue reading → ...

Baghdad-Erbil Agreement Need to Save Iraqi Refugees in Syria: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-10 00:38
BAGHDAD — Iraqi parliament’s human rights committee has called for an agreement between Baghdad and Erbil to cooperate on taking in the Iraqi refugees in Syria and sheltering them in the Kurdistan Region. Head of the parliamentary committee has officiall ...

EU urges U.S. not to cut U.N. funds, stay committed to climate deal

Reuters - 2017-05-09 18:34
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The European Union foreign policy chief urged the United States on Tuesday to keep funding U.N. agencies that deal with issues such as food aid, refugees and children, describing their work as sometimes more important to peace a ...

Pictures: Thousands of Kobani Refugees Yet to Return Home

BAS News - 2017-05-07 20:11
They prefer staying in Turkey due to PYD policies in the Syrian Kurdistan ERBIL — Thousands of Syrian Kurds which were displaced from Kobani back in 2014, are yet to return home due to their concerns over the restricting policies implemented by Kurdistan ...

Over 100 Iraqi MPs Sign Resolution to Block Deportation of Iraqi Refugees

BAS News - 2017-05-04 13:01
ERBIL — Over 100 Iraqi parliamentarians have signed a resolution to spur the Iraqi government to block the deportations of Iraqi nationals who sought refuge in foreign countries such as the UK and the US. Some deportations which already took place involv ...

DAA Coordination condemns attacks on Iraqi and Syrian refugees

ANHA - 2017-05-03 11:16
NEWS DESK- The General Coordination of Democratic Autonomous Administration in the three cantons of Cizîre, Kobanî and Afrîn has condemned targeting the Iraqi and Syrian refugees near Rajum Salibi border crossing on the Syrian-Iraqi borders. The attack re ...

Robar camp refugees: Turkish occupation is targeted us at camps

ANHA - 2017-05-02 11:59
KHALED HASAN AFRIN- Robar camp refugees expressed their resentment at the Turkish shelling which targeted them on Monday night, and noted that they have already escaped the Turkish occupation in al-Shahba region, but even at the camps, they would not surv ...

Robar Camp refugees flee the Turkish bombardment

ANHA - 2017-05-02 09:43
AFRIN- After the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries’ bombardment on Vellatt al-Qady in Shara district, they have targeted Robar Camp for Refugees in Basilê in Sherawa district, and the refugees fled and exited the camp. Our reporters stated that ...

Sri Lanka intercepts boat carrying 30 Rohingya refugees

Reuters - 2017-05-01 20:31
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's navy intercepted a boat carrying 30 Rohingya refugees who had been living in India and two suspected Indian traffickers after they tried to enter the country illegally, police said on Monday. ...

German minister blames 'weak' army leadership after racism case

Reuters - 2017-05-01 18:05
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has attacked "weak leadership" in the armed forces, provoking dismay among soldiers' representatives, after an officer was arrested on suspicion of planning a racist attack to frame refugees. ...

Al-Tabqa refugees face difficulties of life

ANHA - 2017-05-01 13:05
To get rid of death and IS mercenaries' oppression, al-Tabqa and al-Raqqa refugees have crossed long distances most of which were dangerous in order to reach the safe areas liberated by the Democratic Syrian Forces (SDF), and maybe they would stay without ...

Al-Raqqa Civil Council and SDF received the refugees

ANHA - 2017-04-30 12:07
AL-RAQQA- Al-Raqqa Civil Council and the fighters of the Democratic Syrian Forces (SDF) received hundreds of refugees fled IS mercenaries. Hundreds of al-Raqqa and al-Tabqa and their villages’ people are daily fleeing from the occupied areas by IS mercena ...

Courageous Syrian swimmer named UN refugee agency Goodwill Ambassador

United Nations - 2017-04-30 04:44
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today appointed Yusra Mardini – a Syrian refugee who together with her sister swam for three hours in the Mediterranean Sea off Turkey’s coast, pulling a capsizing boat of refugees to ...

Omar: amid world silence, our aim is helping al-Raqqa refugees

ANHA - 2017-04-24 14:38
The Co-Chair of Democratic Society Movement (known as TEV-DEM) in Cizîre canton Adalat Omar pointed out that they have launched a campaign to raise funds for al-Raqqa refugees while relief and humanitarian organizations are turning a blind eye to the refu ...

15 thousand refugees fled after opening a safe corridor

ANHA - 2017-04-24 14:38
15 thousand of refugees from al-Raqqa people fled IS areas after the Democratic Syrian Forces(SDF) opened corridors for insuring their exiting from the areas of clashes. The escaped reached Ain Issa Camp in one batch. ...

Al-Raqqa’s Civil Council releases a statement

ANHA - 2017-04-20 17:23
Al-Raqqa’s Civil Council released a statement on Thursday appealing to humanitarian organizations, and the UN body to help al-Raqqa refugees as they are experiencing difficult conditions, amid fears of diseases spreading. ...

Wrath of Euphrates: more than 10 thousand refugees liberated

ANHA - 2017-04-20 14:13
The displaced movements from al-Raqqa and its countryside to escape IS gangs’ oppression and massacres towards the liberated regions by Syrian Democratic Forces, the liberated displaced number on Wednesday reached 10 thousand refugees and they were secure ...

Pope's prayers for Syrian refugees

BBC - 2017-04-16 14:16
Pope Francis uses his Easter address to call for peace following a deadly attack on a bus convoy in Syria. ...

mobile hospital opened in Ain Issa Camp

ANHA - 2017-04-15 14:36
Kurdish Red Crescent and Swiss AVC organization provided a mobile hospital to Ain Issa Camp for refugees to provide medical services to displaced women in the camp. ...

Ai Weiwei calls on Gulf states to do more to help Syrian refugees

Reuters - 2017-04-12 14:21
DOHA (Reuters) - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei called on wealthy Gulf Arab states to take in more Syrians displaced by six years of civil war, saying the surge of refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East was a "test for humanity". ...

Liberated people are increasing with SDF advancement

ANHA - 2017-04-12 13:54
People of al-Raqqa are still displacing from IS areas towards the liberated areas by the Democratic Syrian Forces in al-Raqqa. More than 160 refugees among them children, women and old people reached the liberated areas on Wednesday. ...

Demonstrations Against Deportation of Refugees to Be Held in London

BAS News - 2017-04-12 12:44
Over 30 Iraqis, most of them Kurds, will probably be deported ERBIL— To protest against the forced deportation of more than 30 Iraqi asylum seekers in the UK, the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR) has set the stage for a demonstration to ...
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