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Lebanon: Syrian refugees in border zone at risk

Lebanon: Syrian refugees in border zone at risk

 (HRW)- Many Syrian refugees in Arsal, a border town in northeast  Lebanon  recently cleared of armed groups, face pressure to return to Syria, Human Rights Watch said today. Some have already returned to Syria because of the harsh conditions in Arsal.  A recent Human...

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Arsal: Stumble start for Syrian refugee students

Arsal: Stumble start for Syrian refugee students

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian refugee camps in Arsal in Lebanon started school year Saturday for the three school levels: primary, intermediate and secondary school. Administrative clerk in Qaryat Hayat School Ibrahim al-Sheikh mentioned that the number of Syrian students enrolled in the...

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Syrian refugee to sell Kidney to afford his father's treatment

Syrian refugee to sell Kidney to afford his father's treatment

(Zaman Al Wasl)-  Mohammad  Ali, t he 36-year-old Syrian refugee has decided to sell one of his kidneys to pay his debts due to lack of financial resources imposed by his new living conditions in his tent in the Western Bekaa of Lebanon. His decision seemed a hopeless...

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Lebanon's Army launches new campaign on Syrian refugee camps

Lebanon's Army launches new campaign on Syrian refugee camps

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Lebanese soldiers raided al-Qariya refugee camp in the town of Arsal on Wednesday in search for "terrorists linked to ISIS." Eyewitnesses told Zaman al-Wasl that the raid was the most violent after Tahrir al-Sham and Saraya Ahl al-Sham and ISIS left Arsal in July and...

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U.S. Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban

U.S. Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world. The justices granted a request from the Trump administration to block a federal appeals court decision that, according to the Justice...

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Mother of baby girl killed by Gendarmerie pleads entry to Turkey

Mother of baby girl killed by Gendarmerie pleads entry to Turkey

(Zaman Al Wasl) The mother of the  3-year-old  Aya Qaseer, who died recently at the hands of the Turkish gendarmerie at the Turkish-Syrian border, has appealed to the Turkish authorities to allow her to enter Turkey to be with her other children living in Turkey....

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Syrian child raped and killed by Afghan refugee in Istanbul: activists

Syrian child raped and killed by Afghan refugee in Istanbul: activists

(Zaman Al Wasl)- An Afghan refugee admitted raping and killing a Syrian child living with his parents in Istanbul. The Afghan man was living in the same neighborhood as the Syrian family and the child body is still missing at this time.  Syrian activist Suhail Kar Mohammad, who...

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UNHCR to cut aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

UNHCR to cut aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

(Zaman Al Wasl) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon has sent text messages to hundreds of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon warning them that they will no longer be able to benefit from UNHCR’s monthly food allowance from the beginning of October. Zaman...

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EU threatens Hungary, Poland with fines if refuse refugees

EU threatens Hungary, Poland with fines if refuse refugees

 The EU executive said on Wednesday it was ready to institute court proceedings within weeks that could lead to fines for Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic if they refuse to take in asylum-seekers from Italy and Greece. Speaking to reporters after the EU’s top court, the...

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Refugees from conflict zones opt for war-torn Syria

Refugees from conflict zones opt for war-torn Syria

Millions of Syrians have fled their country's war as refugees, but for tens of thousands of people escaping conflict elsewhere, Syria is also a place of refuge. Among them is Zahraa Abdi, who fled her native Somalia in 2012 and lives in a small room with her three children in northern...

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Trump ends DACA immigrant program for minors

Trump ends DACA immigrant program for minors

President Donald Trump has decided to end his predecessor's program to shield from deportation children brought to this country illegally, the nation's top law enforcement official said Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the decision by claiming the move is in line with...

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In Lebanon, Syrian Refugees Met With Harassment And Hostility

In Lebanon, Syrian Refugees Met With Harassment And Hostility

( NPR )- A neat row of potted plants, all in bloom, greets visitors at the entrance of the Jassem family home in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Inside, decorative tassels dangle from the ceiling, with a golden-colored cloth is on display. Children play around foam mattresses resting on a clean-swept...

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Syrian refugee camps at Jordan border, the most abandoned

Syrian refugee camps at Jordan border, the most abandoned

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian refugees from al-Hadlat-Ruwaished refugee camp appealed to the human rights and humanitarian organizations to rescue them from a catastrophic situation and the inevitable massacres that may be inflicted upon the camp's refugees following an attack on the camp camp in the...

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Syria’s war created millions of refugees. Some might be forced to return home

Syria’s war created millions of refugees. Some might be forced to return home

( The Washington Post )- As Syrian refugees begin to trickle back to a homeland still at war, aid agencies fear that a proposed change to U.N. guidelines could accelerate the pace of returns. At least 5.1 million people have left Syria during the six-year conflict, with most seeking safety...

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Campaign to save displaced in eastern Syria

Campaign to save displaced in eastern Syria

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Several activists launched a campaign entitled “Camps of Death” to highlight the suffering of the people of the Syrian Jazira cities in Deir Ez Zor, al-Raqqa and al-Hasakeh. Camp residents fled the regime and Russian bombing, the mandatory recruitment recently imposed by...

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Syrian refugees in Germany name daughter Angela Merkel Muhammed

Syrian refugees in Germany name daughter Angela Merkel Muhammed

A Syrian refugee family in Germany has named their newly born baby girl Angela Merkel Muhammed out of gratitude to the chancellor for her open-door asylum policy in 2015, hospital officials said. "The first name of the girl is Angela, the second is Merkel. With this decision, the...

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In their memory, names of 71 migrants killed inside lorry

In their memory, names of 71 migrants killed inside lorry

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Two years ago, a lorry found on an Austrian motorway with the decomposing bodies of 71 people, including 15 Syrian migrants and a baby girl, inside. In their memory, Zaman al-Wasl is publishing their names, date of birth and nationality. Austrian police said of...

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Germany: Iraqi killed in brawl with two Syrian refugees

Germany: Iraqi killed in brawl with two Syrian refugees

(Zaman Al Wasl)- An Iraqi refugee was killed and another injured on Friday in brawl with two Syrian refugees in in the German city of Wuppertal, activists told Zaman al-Wasl. The activists quoted witnesses in Wuppertal and the German police website as saying that...

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