UN Security Council urges help for Lebanon`s Syrian refugees

The UN Security Council called on the international community Thursday to help Lebanon in its efforts to host more than a million refugees from neighboring Syria.

Syria refugee children depict joy, pain in photos

The photos on display at a Beirut theatre show Syrian refugees chopping wood, getting married, and playing in a Lebanese field. They are the work not of professionals, but Syrian refugee children.

Disaster avoided as ship stopped off Italy with 900 aboard

Italy's coastguard said on Wednesday it had narrowly averted another high seas disaster by intercepting a freighter that was on a collision course with the country's rocky shoreline with more than 900 Syrian refugees on board.

Countries vow to resettle more than 100,000 Syrian refugees: UN

Countries have more than doubled the number of Syrian refugees they are willing to resettle to over 100,000, the head of the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.

Aid groups urge nations to take in 180,000 Syrian refugees

 More than 30 humanitarian organisations launched an appeal on Monday for countries to take in around 180,000 refugees from the Syrian conflict.

UN wants countries to take in 180,000 Syrian refugees

More than 30 humanitarian organisations on Monday launched an appeal for countries to take in around 180,000 refugees from the Syrian conflict.

UN campaign seeks USD 64 million for Syrian refugees

The World Food Program is launching a 72-hour campaign to raise USD 1 contributions from 64 million people around the world so it can restore food vouchers to 1.7 million Syrian refugees who won't be getting any UN help in December.

WFP suspends food aid for 1.7 mn Syrian refugees

A lack of funds has forced the UN World Food Programme to stop providing food vouchers for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, the agency said on Monday.

Rescued Syria refugees living in Cyprus limbo

Amr spent three days and nights adrift in the Mediterranean, battered by a storm in a fishing boat crammed with hundreds more Syrian refugees who thought they were going to die.

Swedish bus driver sacked for refusing black passengers

A Swedish bus driver has been sacked for forcing black people off her bus, a local official said Wednesday, highlighting lingering xenophobia in a country traditionally known for tolerance.

Over 7,300 Syrians fled Kobane since September: UN

The arrival of nearly 1,500 refugees from Syria's Kobane Tuesday due to the Islamic State (IS) militants' attacks brought the total number of people to flee the northern Syrian town to Iraq to 7,318 since late September, a UN spokesman said here Wednesday.

Syria refugees disembark from cruise liner in Cyprus

Hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner in the Mediterranean disembarked in Cyprus on Friday, after hours of refusing to budge and demanding to go to Italy.

Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle ISIS
Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle ISIS

Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighbouring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents.

Syrian refugees fleeing from ISIS to Turkey hits 100,000

The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, has brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety. But in the tranquillity of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head back after nightfall to continue the fight.

Lebanon arrests 'prankster' for threatening to behead children

Lebanese police have arrested a man who staged a sick prank by filming himself threatening to behead three Syrian refugee children left in his care, a security official said on Saturday.

Over three million people have fled Syria: United Nations
Over three million people have fled Syria: United Nations

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Friday announced that over three million Syrians have been registered as refugees and the crisis is only getting worse, BBC reported.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees leave Turkish city after clashes

The Turkish authorities were moving hundreds of Syrian refugees on Thursday from the southern city of Gaziantep to camps, after three nights of violent protests by locals angered by their presence, reports said.

UN asks Europe to take Syrian refugees as region saturated

Europe must open its doors to more Syrian refugees, having welcomed only a "miniscule" number while Syria`s neighbours have reached "saturation point", the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

Pope Francis arrives in Jordan for Mideast trip

Pope Francis arrived today in Jordan, kicking off a three-day trip to the Middle East that will see him get a firsthand look at the plight of Syrian refugees and witness the toll the civil war next door is taking on Jordan.

Syrians lack medical care in Lebanon: Watchdog

Syrian refugees in Lebanon lack access to specialised medical care like dialysis and cancer treatment, forcing some to risk their lives to return to their war-ravaged country for health care, according to a report by Amnesty International released today.