Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, says the tens of millions of refugees around the world should be embraced, not feared. But she also said it’s important for screening systems to be in place. She notes that more…
By Associated Press
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he believes the government will meet its goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees this year.
Zataari in Jordan, the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world with 80,000 people, was supposed to provide temporary housing when the government and United Nations opened it in 2012. But since residents have not been able to leave, they…
By PBS NewsHour
Syria's 5-year-long civil war has killed more than 400,000 people and displaced eleven million more, 5 million of whom have become refugees. But as people flee the humanitarian crisis to places like Europe and Turkey, tiny Lebanon holds the distinction…
By Paul Solman
For the United States, the economic impact of refugees is positive on net, but the distributional consequences can be quite complicated, says economist Jeffrey Sachs.
By Charles Sennott, The GroundTruth Project
BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon -- They are two faces of what many here fear is a “lost generation” of Syrian refugees.
The nonprofit CARE coupled World War II transplants in the U.S. with Syrian refugees to write letters of encouragement and advice.
By Wendy Pearlman
Professor Wendy Pearlman of Northwestern University describes her experiences teaching refugee children. Despite the trauma caused by a conflict that has claimed more than 200,000 lives and created 4.39 million Syrians refugees abroad, the students demonstrated resilience and a hunger…
A Human Rights Watch study states about 400,000 Syrian refugee children in Turkey are not in school because of such obstacles including language barriers, economic hardship and social integration. Ola Said, a Syrian refugee teacher who lives along the Syrian-Turkish…
By Dominique Bonessi
The start-up company NaTakallam lets students practice Arabic in the comfort of their dorm rooms via Skype, while giving Syrian refugees in Lebanon a small income at a time when they need it most.
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