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Refugee Crisis: The Stunning Collapse of Syria’s Safe Spaces

While filming a documentary in Syria in the summer of 2003, I visited the Jaramana refugee camp near Damascus. Run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine, Jaramana at the time housed around 5,000 registered Palestinian refugees from the Arab-Israeli wars of 1948 and 1967 and their descendants. At Jaramana, rows of decaying […]

HRW: Kiev did not provide adequate protection and help to internal refugees

Refugees at the Severny border checkpoint in the Lugansk region. (RIA Novosti / Valeriy Melnikov)
Refugees at the Severny border checkpoint in the Lugansk region. (RIA Novosti / Valeriy Melnikov)

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians forced from their homes by the internal armed conflict are receiving little protection and assistance from Ukrainian authorities, claims Human Rights Watch in a letter sent to President Petro Poroshenko.

"Worst of the American Spirit": Advocates Decry Anti-Immigrant Protests, Urge Asylum for Children


As thousands of migrants continue to arrive in the United States seeking escape from violence in Central America, this week the Texas town of League City passed a resolution banning undocumented children from entering its municipality.

Lebanon’s closed doors for Palestinian refugees

IPS reports: Tens of thousands of Palestinians living in Syria have been uprooted since the violent government crackdown on the uprising and the ensuing battles that ensnared their communities. For around 50,000 of them, Lebanon was their only safe route out but now it seems this door is being closed on them. The family of […]

‘We sat in a basement and prayed they don’t shoot us’ – E.Ukraine refugees

With 100,000 Ukrainian refugees already in Russia, as UN says, those fleeing violence continue to cross the border day and night. RT’s reporter on the ground spoke to those who left the horrors of daily shelling for an uncertain future in a new land.
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