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Iraqi Kurdistan nears breaking point

Iraqi Kurdistan nears breaking point

March 20, 2015 0

ERBIL 20 March 2015 (IRIN) - The pressure of hosting more than 1 million people displaced by militants from the group calling itself Islamic State - on top of an existing 225,000 Syrian

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UN has failed Syria: NGOs

UN has failed Syria: NGOs

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 12, 2015 0

BEIRUT 12 March 2015 (IRIN) - The United Nations Security Council has “failed” the Syrian people, some of the world’s largest NGOs have said. A “report card” by more than 20 aid organisations

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Fresh blockade at Palestinian camp in Syria

Fresh blockade at Palestinian camp in Syria

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 2, 2015 0

LONDON 02 February 2015 (IRIN) - A year ago the world's attention was grabbed by the flight of the 18,000 Palestinians in the Yarmouk camp in Syria. A campaign was fought to lift

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Turkey introduces tough new border policies for Syrians

Turkey introduces tough new border policies for Syrians

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 14, 2015 0

GAZIANTEP/ISTANBUL 14 January 2015 (IRIN) - Turkey has quietly increased travel restrictions for Syrian refugees that could have a hugely damaging impact on aid agencies working in the country. >

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Jordan’s refugees – a human timeline of regional crisis

Jordan’s refugees – a human timeline of regional crisis

December 9, 2014 0

AMMAN 09 December 2014 (IRIN) - Jordan is straining under the weight of its over 600,000 Syrian refugees, yet the country has been receiving refugees since 1948. IRIN went to meet five of

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Analysis: Refugee or IDP – does it really matter?

Analysis: Refugee or IDP – does it really matter?

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 13, 2014 0

ERBIL 13 November 2014 (IRIN) - In northern Iraq, Syrian refugees live alongside thousands of internally displaced Iraqis, both having fled the same conflict.Yet the two groups are treated differently by the international

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Lebanon’s fractured city of Tripoli starts to rebuild after tentative peace

Lebanon’s fractured city of Tripoli starts to rebuild after tentative peace

May 28, 2014 0

TRIPOLI 28 May 2014 (IRIN) - Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli has long been divided along sectarian lines, with tensions increasing as a result of the Syrian conflict next-door. A new government security

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Syria Diary: Beggar at the door

Syria Diary: Beggar at the door

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 19, 2013 0

DAMASCUS 19 November 2013 (IRIN) - The writer is a recent graduate of the University of Damascus from a well-to-do family belonging to a Syrian minority.

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Helping host communities help Syrian refugees

Helping host communities help Syrian refugees

November 8, 2013 0

IRBID 08 November 2013 (IRIN) - Syrian refugees living in urban and peri-urban areas in Jordan and elsewhere in the region are placing an increasing burden on the local communities hosting them. As

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Hosting Syrian refugees – the cost conundrum

Hosting Syrian refugees – the cost conundrum

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 8, 2013 0

DUBAI 08 November 2013 (IRIN) - Syria’s neighbours say they have collectively spent billions of dollars hosting Syrian refugees. What are the actual costs? And can there also be economic benefits to refugee

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