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Migrant boat sinks off Turkey killing 7 children, 2 women

Migrant boat sinks off Turkey killing 7 children, 2 women

Turkey's state-run news agency says a boat carrying migrants has capsized off the Turkish coast in the Aegean sea, killing seven children and two women. Anadolu Agency says four other migrants were rescued from the rubber boat that sank early on Thursday off the resort of Kusadasi....

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New German law raises Syrian family’s hopes

New German law raises Syrian family’s hopes

When Oudai al-Homsi left his wife, toddler son and 8-month-old daughter in Jordan to seek asylum in Germany in 2015, he thought it would be a matter of months before they could join him. He hasn’t seen them since. Homsi, 28, settled in Berlin and authorities granted him subsidiary...

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Refugees who return to Syria may face lifetime ban on Lebanon's entry: security

Refugees who return to Syria may face lifetime ban on Lebanon's entry: security

(Zaman Al Wasl)- As hundreds of Syrian refugees seek a voluntarily return to Syria , the Lebanese General Security announced its will to create centers to register refugees after earlier outlining conditions for returnees who are in violation of residency requirements, including lifetime bans...

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Lebanon: three Syrian workers killed in bakery fire

Lebanon: three Syrian workers killed in bakery fire

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Three Syrian workers have died when a huge fire broke out at a bakery in the southern Lebanese city of Tyre, media outlets reported Sunday. The blaze took hold at the bakery in the al-Bus area. Footage from the scene showed near total devastation. The...

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Thousands of displaced Syrian confined to camps

Thousands of displaced Syrian confined to camps

(HRW)- The de facto authorities of two areas of northeast Syria are unlawfully restricting the movement of people who escaped from Islamic State (also known as ISIS)-held areas in displacement camps, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities from the Syrian Democratic Council, a...

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Lebanon: fourth batch of refugees to return to Syria next week

Lebanon: fourth batch of refugees to return to Syria next week

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- The fourth batch of refugees will return next week to Syria from the Lebanese border town of Arsal, topping the number of voluntarily returned refugees to 2600, Zaman al-Wasl report said. The new batch of refugees is due to enter Syria as the evacuation procedures...

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1.5M Syrians benefit from Turkish Red Crescent cards

1.5M Syrians benefit from Turkish Red Crescent cards

Nearly 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey will benefit from debit cards till the end of 2020, Turkish Red Crescent head said Monday. The cards are issued by the Turkish Red Crescent, as part of the UN-backed Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) program. The European Commission...

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Nearly 700 Syrian refugees in Arsal head home to Qalamoun region

Nearly 700 Syrian refugees in Arsal head home to Qalamoun region

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A third installment of refugees who had signed up to return to Syria started their journey home from the Lebanese border town of Arsal Monday morning, the Lebanese Daily Star reported. About 700 Syrian refugees who have been living near the border town of Arsal back to...

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Lebanon:1200 Syrian refugees will return to Syria

Lebanon:1200 Syrian refugees will return to Syria

(Zaman Al Wasl)- About 1200 Syrian refugees who have been living near the Lebanese border town of Arsal will return to Syria by Thursday, local reporter said. The refugees will return backed to their towns in the western Qalamoun region which overlooking on the Lebanese Bekka Valley....

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Lebanon shuts down medical center provides free care for Syrian refugees

Lebanon shuts down medical center provides free care for Syrian refugees

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Lebanese Health Ministry has shut down a medical center providing free health care for hundreds of Syrian refugees, such a move deepened their suffering amid mounting pressure to push the displaced out of Lebanon, activists said Saturday. The Lebanese ministry...

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377 Arsal refugees returned to Syria

377 Arsal refugees returned to Syria

Lebanese General Security said 377 refugees who had been living near the northeastern border town of Arsal returned to Syria Saturday, in a voluntary return the agency coordinated with the UNHCR, the Daily Star reported. Most of the refugees are from the western Qalamoun...

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500 refugees to move back to Syria from Arsal

500 refugees to move back to Syria from Arsal

(Zaman Al Wasl)- About 500 refugees in the Lebanese town of Arasl are expected to return to Syria due to reconciliation deal brokered by the Hezbollah militia, sources said. Most of the refugees are from the western Qalamoun region, according not Zaman al-Wasl reporter....

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Syrian regime calls on refugees to return home

Syrian regime calls on refugees to return home

Syrian regime is calling on refugees to return, saying it has successfully cleared large areas of "terrorists." Tuesday's appeal reflects the regime's growing confidence after more than seven years of war. Syrian regime forces, with crucial support from Russia and Iran, recently retook...

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Syrian refugees living in Lebanon start returning to Syria

Syrian refugees living in Lebanon start returning to Syria

Women and children crammed in the back of pick-up trucks piled high with mattresses and blankets, dozens of Syrian refugees in Lebanon began crossing the border Thursday, heading back home to an uncertain future in war-torn Syria. The small exodus is part of a repatriation that the...

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France won't take any lessons from Rome on immigration: minister

France won't take any lessons from Rome on immigration: minister

France's minister for European affairs said international law obliged Italy to let the stranded migrant rescue vessel Lifeline dock in an Italian port and that Rome was in no position to tell Paris how to behave. With more than 230 migrants on board, the MV Lifeline is stuck in...

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1,000 Families with no access to drinking water in Deir Ballout Camp

1,000 Families with no access to drinking water in Deir Ballout Camp

( SNHR )- Around 8,500 individuals were forced to leave their homes, villages, and cities at the end of April 2018, as waves of the forcibly displaced started fleeing the towns of southern Damascus (Babbila, Yalda, Beit Sahm, and al Yarmouk Camp) heading for north Syria in accordance with...

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Jordan says unable to host new wave of Syria refugees

Jordan says unable to host new wave of Syria refugees

Jordan said Sunday it would be unable to host a new wave of Syrian refugees, as troops loyal to Damascus prepare an offensive for the war-torn country's rebel-held south. "The large number of Syrians we're hosting in terms of financial resources and infrastructure does not allow for the...

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Lebanese security uses UNHCR as cover in arrest campaign

Lebanese security uses UNHCR as cover in arrest campaign

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian refugees in Lebanon have called on the UN refugee agency to protect them from the abuses of Lebanese security that uses the identity of UNHCR employees to delude refugees in its latest arrest campaign. Number of Syrian refugees told Zaman al-Wasl on Sunday...

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