syrian refugees

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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EU to Double Emergency Aid for Refugees Stuck in Greece

ATHENS, Sept 10 – The European Union will more than double emergency aid to Greece in order to improve living conditions for refugees and migrants who have been stranded in the country for months. Some 115 million euros ($129 million) in emergency support is being provided by the EU, in addition to 83 million euros

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Merkel’s Deputy Says She Underestimated Migrant Integration Challenge

BERLIN, Aug 28 – German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview on Saturday that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives had “underestimated” the challenge of integrating a record migrant influx. Gabriel is also leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) – the junior coalition partner in Merkel’s government – and his comments to broadcaster ZDF come

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Slow EU Aid Puts Syrian Children’s Lives on Hold in Turkey

ANKARA, Aug 24 – Their faces so burned by a rocket blast they cannot fully close their eyes, 13-year-old Gheis Mekansi and his sister Limar, both Syrian refugees, wait in limbo in Turkey for surgery they need to return to life and school. A year and a half after they were caught in the attack

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Naming the Nameless: Experts Struggle to Identify Drowned Migrants

By Isla Binnie and Michele Kambas ROME/ATHENS, Aug 17 – Mose tapped the screen of his mobile phone to zoom in on a photograph of his wife, Yordanos, pointing to a mole under her eyebrow. “She has a recognisable mark here,” the 26-year-old Eritrean said in a park in Rome; after fleeing compulsory military service

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Bavarian Bomber Pledged Allegiance to Daesh – Minister

By Andreas Burger ANSBACH, Germany, July 25 (Reuters) – The Syrian who blew himself up in southern Germany, wounding 15 people, had pledged allegiance to Daesh on a video found on his mobile phone, the Bavarian interior minister said on Monday. “A provisional translation by an interpreter shows that he expressly announces, in the name

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