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European response to Syrian refugees `pitiful`: Amnesty

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 09:35

European leaders should "hang their heads with shame" over their treatment of Syrian refugees fleeing the country`s brutal conflict, rights group Amnesty International said on Friday.

Global response to Syrian refugee crisis disappoints Lebanon

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 05:30

Lebanon`s caretaker PM Najib Miqati contended that the international community did not appropriately assess the scale of the humanitarian crisis suffered by Syrian refugees.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon exceeds 832,000

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 12:03

The number of Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Lebanon has reached 832,000, according to the latest UN report.

UN spotlights trauma of Syrian refugee children

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 12:00

Syrian refugee children are paying a cruel price as civil war rips their country apart, the United Nations warned Friday in a report with heart-rending testimony from youngsters driven from their homes.

World not sharing Syrian refugee burden, says Lebanon

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 15:59

Lebanon`s President Michel Suleiman said on Friday that the international community was not sufficiently sharing the burden of displaced Syrians with Lebanon.

UAE seeks global help for Syria`s neighbours

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 18:00

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has appealed to the international community to ease the burden of Syria`s neighbouring countries, who are shouldering the economic and social repercussions of an influx of two million Syrian refugees, one million of whom are vulnerable children.

Over 755,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 21:45

The UN`s refugee agency said Wednesday that the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has crossed 755,000 after an increase of about 14,000 refugees in a week.

Finland to build rooms for Syrian refugees

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 11:00

Finland has decided to construct more rooms in a bid to accommodate probable Syrian refugees, since the US is continuing with its threat of a limited strike in Syria.

Jordan appeals for aid to cope with Syrian refugees

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 23:42

Jordan needs hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to cope with the mounting number of Syrian refugees, Social Development Minister Reem Abu Hassan said in Paris on Thursday.

First group of Syrian refugees to relocate in Germany

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 12:36

the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced that the first group of over 100 refugees will leave Lebanon to be relocated in Germany Wednesday.

Syrian exodus to go on if chemical attack ignored: Turkey

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 22:52

The Syrian refugee crisis may worsen if there is no international reaction in response to last month`s alleged chemical weapons attack, Turkey`s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday.

Iraq launches peace initiative for Syrian crisis

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 20:37

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Wednesday launched a new peace initiative to end the Syrian crisis and called on the Arab countries and the world to back his plan.