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EU shelters Syrians but other refugees lag

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 19:34

European Union nations offered shelter to a majority of the Syrians seeking refuge from conflict last year but to less than one in three people fleeing Afghanistan, Africa or elsewhere.

UN urges more aid for Syria refugees at new Jordan camp

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 22:56

A massive camp opened in Jordan`s eastern desert on Wednesday for refugees fleeing the war in neighbouring Syria with the United Nations appealing for more aid.

`Almost one million` Syrian refugees in Turkey: PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 16:27

The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has reached "almost one million," Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, while pledging to keep accepting those fleeing the war.

One dead in Syria refugee camp riot: Jordan

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 23:21

A man was killed and 10 Syrian refugees were arrested when a riot erupted in a desert camp of northern Jordan, a security chief said on Sunday.

Syria refugee children in Lebanon risk starvation: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 23:48

Nearly 2,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are in danger of starving to death if they do not receive immediate treatment, UNICEF said Tuesday, warning of a looming malnutrition crisis.

Syria refugee toddler dies in Lebanon tent fire: Security

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 00:52

A Syrian toddler died on Sunday when a fire ripped through the family tent in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon, a security official said.

Malala Yousufzai, Gordon Brown back schooling for Syrian refugee kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 13:10

The 16-year-old education activist attended a press conference unveiling the proposed initiative that would place some 400,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanese schools.

Syria refugee crisis ‘worse since Rwanda genocide’

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 11:00

The beleaguered refugees from Syria are fleeing the conflict-stricken country at an alarming rate, worse since Rwanda genocide of 1994, UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres said.

Over 587,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UNHCR

Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 10:25

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has surpassed 587,000 after an increase of 19,000 in the past week, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Syrian refugees now number over 500,000: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 11:28

The Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and North Africa now number more than 500,000, while a daily average of 3,000 people seek aid from the UN Refugee Agency.

Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey

Last Updated: Friday, September 14, 2012, 11:17

Hollywood star and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie joined the Syrian children who were singing in Turkish.

UN says 30,000 Syrian refugees cross into Lebanon

Last Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012, 19:21

A total of 120,000 Syrian refugees have sought protection in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, according to the UNHCR.