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  • The COVID-19 excuse? How migration policies are hardening around the globe

    The COVID-19 excuse? How migration policies are hardening around the globe

    At least three in four countries – home to 91 percent of the global population – have imposed partial or complete border closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and roughly one in two human beings is living under lockdown as governments try to slo…
    - 17 Apr 20, 8:25am -
  • In northeast Syria, a civilian exodus and a fast-moving aid response
    Tens of thousands of people fleeing the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria in a chaotic exodus are seeking emergency shelter in schools and homes, aid workers say, as they rush to provide them with food, water, and medical assistance.With people e…
    - 14 Oct 19, 10:45am -
  • Syria-Turkey briefing: The fallout of an invasion for civilians
    Humanitarians are warning that a Turkish invasion in northeast Syria could force hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes, as confusion reigns over its possible timing, scope, and consequences.Panos Moumtzis, the UN’s regional humanitar…
    - 8 Oct 19, 12:14pm -
  • ‘We’re staying’: The doctors refusing to flee Idlib’s deadly front line
    The blood forms pools on the floor of a whitewashed operating room. Two men pose for a photo with their table of metal instruments, unable to smile.It’s late at night after a long day of airstrikes on Syria’s northwestern Idlib province. The two…
    - 30 Sep 19, 4:06am -
  • For Istanbul’s Syrians, a time of hoping and hiding
    When Syrian refugees first arrived in Istanbul almost eight years ago, many made for Fatih, a district of historic mosques and concrete apartment blocks that has seen decades of migration. Tens of thousands more followed.There, they worked and saved…
    - 20 Aug 19, 8:14am -
  • UN evacuation mission to up pressure on Syrians to leave Rukban

    UN evacuation mission to up pressure on Syrians to leave Rukban

    UN and Red Crescent officials are set to begin a voluntary evacuation plan this week for thousands of displaced Syrians in the no man’s land camp of Rukban, but many residents are fearful of returning to Syrian government-held territory and say the…
    - 14 Aug 19, 10:16am -
  • Syrians in United States get immigration reprieve

    Syrians in United States get immigration reprieve

    Syrians living in the United States have won an 18-month extension on their “Temporary Protected Status”. The status allows them to live and work in the United States.Some 7,000 Syrians in the United States are among more than 300,000 people wh…
    - 2 Aug 19, 11:27am -
  • Syria deaths soar as Idlib airstrikes target key roads
    As a government assault on Syria’s rebel-held northwest heads into its fourth month, the violence – and mounting attacks on civilians and hospitals, schools, and homes — has increasingly centred on two crucial highways, and the towns dotted alo…
    - 31 Jul 19, 8:56am -
  • For Syrians in Istanbul, fears rise as deportations begin
    Turkey is deporting Syrians from Istanbul to Syria, including to the volatile northwest province of Idlib, according to people who have been the target of a campaign launched last week against migrants who lack residency papers.The crackdown comes a…
    - 23 Jul 19, 8:45am -
  • Aid access and aid worker safety: Delivering help in a war zone

    Aid access and aid worker safety: Delivering help in a war zone

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, violent clashes are continuing to hamper efforts to contain the most recent Ebola outbreak. Operations were suspended again after two Ebola health workers were killed last week – the latest in a string of attack…
    - 19 Jul 19, 7:08am -

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  • Internal displacements reach 15m in 2020 with worst 'still to come' – report
    Extreme weather, locust invasions and violence have forced people to flee their homesMillions of people were uprooted from their homes by conflict, violence and natural disasters in the first six months of this year, research has found.Nearly 15m new…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Sep 20, 1:00am -
  • US deploys additional troops and armoured vehicles to eastern Syria
    The move follows a number of clashes with Russian forces now stationed along the Turkish border The US military has stepped up its deployment of troops and equipment in north-eastern Syria after a rise in tensions with Russia in the region.US central…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 20, 10:11pm -
  • UK judge halts Home Office flight to remove asylum seekers
    Lawyers argue group of up to 20 people will be left destitute in Spain if deportedA senior high court judge has halted a charter flight hours before up to 20 asylum seekers who crossed the Channel to the UK in small boats were due to be forcibly remo…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 3:36pm -
  • UK repatriates child orphaned in Syria after Isis collapse
    Child is thought to be first to have returned from the country since NovemberA British child left orphaned by the collapse of the Islamic State caliphate has been repatriated from Syria, the Foreign Office has said.The child is understood to be the f…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 10:31am -
  • Trump’s battle with the American military is a fight he’s likely to lose
    With no concept of honour or sacrifice, the president exploits US forces for his own selfish political ends The row over Donald Trump’s reported denigration of US soldiers killed fighting for their country as “suckers” and “losers” illumina…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Sep 20, 3:09am -
  • Syrian asylum seekers return to Calais nine days after UK flew them to Spain
    Group of 11 men who were ‘left in the street’ in Madrid after being deported are now waiting to cross Channel again Eleven Syrian asylum seekers who were removed from the UK on a charter flight to Spain nine days ago and who were abandoned in the…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Sep 20, 7:18am -
  • Conflicts since start of US 'war on terror' have displaced 37m people – report
    Study focuses on post-9/11 wars in which US initiated combat or took part in military operationsConflicts with US military involvement have displaced at least 37 million people since the beginning of the “war on terror” nearly two decades ago, a…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 9:18am -
  • Australian women and children reportedly snatched from Syria's al-Hawl refugee camp
    Guardian Australia understands four women and 10 children removed from the camp, handcuffed and driven away in white vanAustralian women and children have been snatched from the al-Hawl refugee camp in north-east Syria, where families of Islamic Stat…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 4:57am -
  • Woman who helped deported Syrians 'ashamed of UK government'
    Barbara Pomfret came to aid of group left homeless in Madrid after forced removal from UKA British woman living in Spain who helped 11 Syrian asylum seekers who were left homeless and hungry on the streets of Madrid after being forcibly removed from…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Sep 20, 10:26am -
  • 'We don't know what to do': asylum seekers flown to Spain by Home Office
    The 11 Syrians said they were sitting outside Madrid airport with no food, water or supportEleven Syrian asylum seekers have been abandoned outside the airport in Madrid where a Home Office charter flight deposited them, the Guardian has learned.The…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Sep 20, 2:33pm -
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