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UN completes food distribution in remote Rukban camp near Jordan

UN completes food distribution in remote Rukban camp near Jordan

The United Nations has finished distribution of aid to thousands of Syrians, mostly women and children, stranded in the desert close to the border with Jordan, an aid official said Wednesday. A U.N-led convoy of more than 70 trucks arrived Saturday under Russian army protection after...

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About 20 refugees who returned to Syria have been killed: Lebanese Minister

About 20 refugees who returned to Syria have been killed: Lebanese Minister

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Lebanese Caretaker Minister for Refugee Affairs said Saturday that about 20 Syrian refugees who had returned from Lebanon to Syria had since been killed by regime forces, The Daily Star reported. “The lives of Syrian refugees returning from Lebanon to areas controlled...

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First aid since January reaches displaced Syrians near Jordan border: UN

First aid since January reaches displaced Syrians near Jordan border: UN

An aid convoy on Saturday reached a camp for displaced Syrians near the Jordanian border, the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent said, in the first such delivery since January. "The UN and SARC are delivering humanitarian assistance to 50,000 people in need at Rukban camp...

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UNHCR aid, tents reach refugee camps in northern eastern Syria

UNHCR aid, tents reach refugee camps in northern eastern Syria

(Zaman Al Wasl)- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has begun replacing 500 tents and distributing food items to Syrian refugees in northeastern Syria The move followed a week of fresh floods and severe storms. The urgent tent supply was for the camp of Abo Khashab. Sajjad...

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87,000 Syrian refugees have returned from Lebanon: General Security

87,000 Syrian refugees have returned from Lebanon: General Security

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Lebanese General Security announced in a statement Friday that 87,670 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country since July, The Daily Star reported.  Dozens of Syrian refugees on Thursday began to return to Syria after gathering in different areas, in the...

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Black Light film sheds light on Syrians' pains, hopes

Black Light film sheds light on Syrians' pains, hopes

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Black Light film for Syrian director Ward al-Demashqi tries to shed the light on the Syrians' pains, hopes and exhausted dreams. The 20-minute film put the monitor on media machine and its role in igniting conflicts and fueling its fire, and how the image can divert...

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545 Syrian refugees return home

545 Syrian refugees return home

 Dozens of Syrian refugees Thursday began to return to Syria after gathering in different areas, in the latest return process organized by General Security, the Lebanese Daily Star media reported.  About 87,670 Syrian refugees, who registered with Lebanese General Security, have...

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Lebanese army raids Syrian refugee camps in Arsal, dozens arrested

Lebanese army raids Syrian refugee camps in Arsal, dozens arrested

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Lebanese army on Monday raided Syrian refugee camps in the border town of Arsal, in a major security campaign tracking people claimed they have links with the jihadist groups, activists said. At least 15 camps in the Arnab Valley were raided where about 10,000...

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Syrians, Palestinians in Thailand at deportation risk

Syrians, Palestinians in Thailand at deportation risk

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian and Palestinian refugees live in Thailand have appealed to international human rights organizations to escape them from deportation to Syria as the Thai authorities issued a law imposing strict measures on those with no residence papers. Families who have been...

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Lebanon’s Aoun asks for support to repatriate refugees

Lebanon’s Aoun asks for support to repatriate refugees

Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Friday urged the international community to provide humanitarian aid to help Syrian refugees return to their homes.  Aoun made the appeal at a reception held in Beirut for a visiting French parliamentary delegation.  “The vast...

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Syrian refugees return to home country from Lebanon

Syrian refugees return to home country from Lebanon

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian refugees who had gathered across Lebanon Thursday took off for their home country on buses provided by Syria's Transport Ministry, the state-run National News Agency reported. Ten days ago, 835 Syrian refugees registered with Lebanese General Security to return...

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Rescued migrants in limbo while waiting for resettlement in Germany

Rescued migrants in limbo while waiting for resettlement in Germany

More than 100 migrants who were rescued at sea have been waiting months to be transferred to Germany, the German government says. Bureaucracy seems to be the main obstacle. One hundred and fifteen migrants who were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea have been waiting for months in Italy...

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Syrian in Germany hostage drama had mental problems: police

Syrian in Germany hostage drama had mental problems: police

A Syrian man who launched an arson attack and took a woman hostage at a German train station was an unemployed refugee with psychological problems and a history of street offences, police said Tuesday. Federal prosecutors who deal with terrorist cases said they planned to take over the...

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About 900 Syrian refugees prepare to leave Lebanon

About 900 Syrian refugees prepare to leave Lebanon

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Some 835 Syrian refugees have registered with Lebanese General Security to return to their home country Monday, a source from the security agency told The Daily Star. About 5,000 refugees have gone home from Lebanon this year; most of the refugees are from the western...

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UN food agency prepared for Syria refugees

UN food agency prepared for Syria refugees

The head of the U.N.'s World Food Program says the agency is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if conflict breaks out in Syria's flashpoint Idlib region. WFP Executive Director David Beasley told The Associated Press Friday that the agency is...

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14 refugees, including children, die in Rukban camp due to siege lack of medical care

14 refugees, including children, die in Rukban camp due to siege lack of medical care

The United Nations' children agency says two children have died in a desert camp for displaced people along the Syria-Jordan border. UNICEF says the children died in the past 48 hours due to lack of medical care. The agency says a 5-day-old boy and a 4-month-old girl died in the squalid...

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Syrian orphans centers suffer lack of fund

Syrian orphans centers suffer lack of fund

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The scarcity of funding increases the probability of the closure of the "Orphan’s Cry" center, for orphans of Syrian refugees, in the Turkish Yildag region on the Syrian-Turkish border. According to Ahmed Bdeiwi, the media official of the center, the fundings were...

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Two toddlers died in besieged Rukban camp as treatment blocked: medics

Two toddlers died in besieged Rukban camp as treatment blocked: medics

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Two toddlers passed way in the deserted Rukban camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border as the stranded refugees have been blocked from getting urgent medical care, medics told Zaman al-Wasl Monday. The UNICEF medical point, Jordanian authorities and the Syrian regime have...

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