syrian refugees

Australia’s Far-Right Groups Protest Syrian Refugee Housing

MELBOURNE, Nov 5 – Several hundred people rallied in the suburbs of Melbourne on Saturday, after a proposal to house refugees locally drew protest by far right anti-Islam groups and counter protests. Political debate around Australia’s hardline policy towards asylum seekers has been heated recently, with the conservative government last week announcing plans to permanently

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Syrian Child Refugees Making British Clothes in Turkey – BBC Investigation

LONDON, Oct 24 – Syrian refugee children have been working in factories in Turkey making clothes for British high street retailer Marks & Spencer and online store ASOS, an investigation by BBC Panorama found. The investigation, to be broadcast Monday evening, found Syrian refugees as young as 15 working long hours for little pay, making

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Exhibition Offers a Manifesto of Hope for Syria

By Dr. Filiz Çakir Phillip The devastating civil war in Syria has captured the world’s attention. In response to this, the Aga Khan Museum is offering a world premiere exhibition that tells a different side of Syria’s story, one that reminds us of the artistic achievements and cultural diversity of both ancient and present day Syria.

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From Colombia With Love

A Syrian refugee crosses three continents to build a life in Latin America By Elizabeth Dickinson Years later when his father’s supermarket in Damascus was gone, Almotaz Bellah would remember the delight he once found in its bounty. There was a section for sweets and a section for soft drinks; one for American coffee and another

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U.S. Weighs Tougher Response to Russia over Syria Crisis

By Jonathan Landay, John Walcott and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Sept 29 – Obama administration officials have begun considering tougher responses to the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on Aleppo, including military options, as rising tensions with Moscow diminish hopes for diplomatic solutions from the Middle East to Ukraine and cyberspace, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The

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UAE to Receive 15,000 Syrian Refugees in the Next Five Years

NEW YORK: The UAE has announced that it is to welcome 15,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years with the aim of sharing in the responsibility of addressing the Syrian refugee crisis, local media reported. Speaking at the “Leaders’ Summit on Refugees” at the UN headquarters, Reem Ebrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International

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Syrian Crisis Lifts Asylum Seekers to Post-War High: OECD

PARIS, Sept 19 – The refugee crisis unleashed by the Syrian conflict has pushed the number of asylum seekers globally to a post-war record high, lifting overall migration flows, the OECD said on Monday. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 35 member states saw the number asylum seekers double in 2015 to 1.65 million,

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