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How Libya’s Fezzan Became Europe’s New Border

International Crisis Group - 2017-08-01 03:03
The principal gateway into Europe for refugees and migrants runs through the power vacuum in southern Libya’s Fezzan region. Any effort by European policymakers to stabilise Fezzan must be part of a national-level strategy aimed at developing Libya’s lic ...

Al-Tabqa: More than 120 thousand refugees in dire need of help

ANHA - 2017-07-31 12:49
In coincidence with the disturbances witnessed in the Turkish-held areas in the Syrian north, refugees number has steadily increased in al-Tabqa and its countryside, thus the number of refugees has reached 125 thousand refugees in al-Tabqa, according to O ...

Video shows other difficulties of refugees

ANHA - 2017-07-26 09:23
The camps have no longer coped with the big number of refugees amid continuous displacement towards north of Syria fleeing IS mercenaries' oppressions and violations. ...

“Till when and where we would flee Turkish terrorism”

ANHA - 2017-07-25 14:59
"Wherever we go, pain and sadness precede us. Where is your humanity towards us? till when?, and to where would we fled your brutality?" by these phrases, the refugees in Robar Camp in Sherawa district in Afrin canton expressed their suffering and tragedy ...

Scorpions and snakes threaten al-Raqqa refugees

ANHA - 2017-07-11 12:49
MUAD SALOUM GIRÊ SIPÎ- Amid the crazy rise in temperature degrees in the past few weeks, Ain Issa camp refugees’ suffering is increasing as they become threatened by diseases, insects and poisonous reptiles like scorpions and snakes which increase as the ...

UNHCR Renews Concerns Over Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-10 18:35
MOSUL — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a statement on Monday, expressing its concerns over the hundreds of thousands of people, who have been displaced, killed or injured during the military operations in western Mosul ...

Medicine lack, high temperature increase Afrin refugees’ suffering

ANHA - 2017-07-08 16:09
The people of Robar Camp in Sherawa district are daily suffering from difficulties of insuring main needs, and the high temperature and scarcity of medicine in addition to the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries’ bombardment on the camp and around it i ...

UK to open doors to more Iraqi and Kurdish refugees

Kurdistan24 - 2017-07-05 02:45
Kurdish refugees from the Syrian town of Kobani sit in front of their tents in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, October 5, 2014. (Photo: Reuters) ...

UK Expands Refugee Program for Middle East Refugees

BAS News - 2017-07-04 23:23
SOFIA — The United Kingdom (UK) will expand its Syrian refugee resettlement program to an extent that would also allow other nationalities, including Kurds to be considered for asylum, UK Home Secretary said on Monday. According to Amber Rudd, UK Home Se ...

Another batch of refugees reached al-Hol Camp

ANHA - 2017-07-03 15:09
HASSAKAH- 24 Iraqi refugees and other 4 ones came from Rajim Saliby border crossing between Rojava and Iraq, and reached al-Hol Camp. As a result of the clashes intensifying in Iraq and Syria, and fleeing IS mercenaries’ oppression and violations, the ref ...

US issues new visa criteria for 6 Muslim nations

Waar Media - 2017-06-29 08:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. The move comes after the Supreme Court partially restored Pr ...

Explaining Germany’s Preparations for Islamic State

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel holds up her voting card during a vote on a resolution about refugees at the CDU party congress in Karlsruhe, Germany December 14, 2015. (Photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach) ...

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 ...
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