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Turkey to grant Syrians 'Humanitarian Visa' with work permission: source

Turkey to grant Syrians 'Humanitarian Visa' with work permission: source

Reporting by Lama Shammas; Translation by Yusra Ahmed ISTANBUL (Zaman Alwasl)-  The reason behind stop granting ‘residency visa’ for Syrians in Turkey is due to a new agreement signed between the European Union and Turkey, which would be...

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 Refugee boy with 3 hands needs an urgent surgery: activists plea

Refugee boy with 3 hands needs an urgent surgery: activists plea

Reporting by Faris Al RiFai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed Mohammed al-Hamwi, a five years old Syrian boy from Hama countryside, has a major deformation in his body, he has a third arm with fingers, situated at his buttock. The deformation has started to...

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Syrian refugee women face sexual exploitation

Syrian refugee women face sexual exploitation

The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn’t know how she’ll pay the rent. She's gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who would pay for her housing....

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Syrian activists appeal to alleviate refugees’ suffering in Lebanon

Syrian activists appeal to alleviate refugees’ suffering in Lebanon

Translation by Dani Murad (Zaman Alwasl)- An urgent humanitarian appeal was called for by a group of Syrian activists in Lebanon to all "civil society organizations, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Security Council, the states supporting democracy and...

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Assad's loyalists in Turkey raise refugees fears

Assad's loyalists in Turkey raise refugees fears

(Translation by Dani Murad) EQTSAD- Deep concerns and warnings have been raised among the activists, journalists and interested observers over the suspicious activity of Assad’s sleeping cells among Syrians in Turkey, which aim to incite the...

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US unveils $378 mn in new humanitarian aid for Syria

US unveils $378 mn in new humanitarian aid for Syria

AFP - The United States on Wednesday unveiled $378 million in new humanitarian aid for the Syrian people, denouncing "appalling 'starve or surrender' tactics" by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. "The regime is asphyxiating half a million Syrians in Aleppo by...

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Opposition leader visits refugee camps in Turkey, meets with FSA founder

Opposition leader visits refugee camps in Turkey, meets with FSA founder

(Zaman Alwasl)- Syrian opposition leader spent the first day of Eid, Holy Muslims' holiday, in Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, meeting with the founder of Free Syrian Army. Activists have praised Hadi al-Bahra's step to bridge the gap between...

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Syrian refugees enjoy Eid in Istanbul

Syrian refugees enjoy Eid in Istanbul

 Reporting by Lama Shammas; Translation by Yusra Ahmed ISTANBUL (Zaman Alwasl)- Istanbul is empty of its native residents these days of Breakfast Eid, however walking in its street gives the impression that it is a Syrian city. Arabic...

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UN sends aid to Syria without regime consent

UN sends aid to Syria without regime consent

The UN has sent its first humanitarian aid convoy into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent on Thursday, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon accused warring parties of denying assistance to millions as a tactic of war. "A convoy of nine trucks crossed into Syria today from...

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Finding a shelter in neighboring Turkey becomes dilemma for newly displaced

Finding a shelter in neighboring Turkey becomes dilemma for newly displaced

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Turkey hatching plan to clear Syrian beggars off Istanbul streets

Turkey hatching plan to clear Syrian beggars off Istanbul streets

(Reuters) - Authorities in Istanbul are working on plans to clear the streets of Syrian beggars and house them in camps like those on the border, as Turkey struggles with an influx of over a million refugees and the hospitality of locals starts to wear thin. Beggars have become...

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Tripoli's hospitals to halt dialysis for Syrian refugees by August

Tripoli's hospitals to halt dialysis for Syrian refugees by August

(Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Activists reported about some hospitals’ directors in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli that government’s hospitals will cease admitting Syrian patients of renal failure to have renal dialysis, starting August 2014...

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Video: Lebanese family enjoys torturing Syrian refugee boy

Video: Lebanese family enjoys torturing Syrian refugee boy

(Zaman Alwals-Yusra Ahmed)- A video published on Youtube and Ya-sour website showed shocking images of a double humanitarian crime against childhood. In the video, a toddler, about 2-3 years old, called Abbas, his parents have Lebanese accent. The...

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Child marriages double among Syria refugees in Jordan

Child marriages double among Syria refugees in Jordan

(AFP)- The number of child marriages has doubled among Syrian refugee girls in Jordan because of poverty and fear of sexual violence, international agencies said on Wednesday. Save the Children, in a report, "Too Young to Wed," said children marrying in Syria before the...

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Syrian refugees, sectarian tensions endanger Lebanon: U.N.

Syrian refugees, sectarian tensions endanger Lebanon: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Lebanon is at risk of crumbling as a state under the burden of 1.1 million Syrian refugees and foreign donors must make good on pledges of support to help it survive the crisis, the top U.N. official in the small coastal country warned on Monday. Political...

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Europe should accept more Syrian refugees, official says

Europe should accept more Syrian refugees, official says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A top European Union official appealed to the EU's 28 member states on Monday to step up their efforts to resettle Syrian refugees, saying Europe must offer a legal alternative to migrants who risk their life to reach the continent by sea. EU Home Affairs...

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6.6 million Syrian children now in need of aid: UNICEF

6.6 million Syrian children now in need of aid: UNICEF

(AFP)- More than six million children affected by the Syria conflict desperately need humanitarian aid, the UN's children's agency said Friday, with the number in need rising by a third in a year. UNICEF is warning that despite the spiralling numbers the organisation may have to...

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Turkish Charities provide food for Syrian Fasters

Turkish Charities provide food for Syrian Fasters

(Reporting by Lama Shammas; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Shaaban and his sister Soaad sat on grass around Atatork status in Taksim Square, eating food and sweet they have received from al-Rahman meals in the square. They were not allowed to sit at the...

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