Forced migration http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23911/all en Syrian refugees in Turkish camp to vote in taste of democracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/syrian-refugees-turkish-camp-vote-taste-democracy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>ANKARA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Thousands of Syrians living in a<br /> refugee camp in southern Turkey will hold elections this month<br /> to select camp leaders and an administrative council in an<br /> exercise Turkey said was aimed at introducing democracy to<br /> Syrian citizens.</p> <p>Turkey, which is sheltering tens of thousands of Syrians<br /> fleeing violence in their homeland, is an outspoken critic of<br /> Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is battling rebels trying<br /> to overthrow his government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/syrian-refugees-turkish-camp-vote-taste-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Fertile Crescent Forced migration Kilis Middle East Persecution Person Career Politics Quotation Refugee Refugees of the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising Syria Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:11 +0000 5731497 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UN unable to get food to 1 million hungry Syrians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-un-unable-get-food-1-million-hungry-syrians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* WFP reaching 1.5 mln of 2.5 mln needy Syrians</p> <p>* Wins okay from Syria to import fuel from Lebanon</p> <p>* Nearly 600,000 Syrian refugees now registered (Recasts lead, adds fuel imports)</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - About 1 million Syrians are going hungry due to the difficulty of getting supplies into conflict zones and the fact that the few government-approved aid agencies are stretched to the limit, the United Nations said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-un-unable-get-food-1-million-hungry-syrians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Fertile Crescent Forced migration Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:08:31 +0000 5731589 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi Arabia gives $10 million for Syrian refugees in Jordan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/saudi-arabia-gives-10-million-syrian-refugees-jordan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ABU DHABI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will send aid worth $10 million to help Syrian refugees in Jordan, where severe winter weather has compounded their misery, the state news agency SPA reported on Friday.</p> <p>The first shipment of supplies, including blankets, covers and mattresses, has already been despatched, the agency said.</p> <p>In Jordan's Zaatari camp, housing at least 30,000 Syrian refugees, torrential rain has flooded several hundred tents and forced people to scramble for shelter in prefabricated caravans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/saudi-arabia-gives-10-million-syrian-refugees-jordan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Fertile Crescent Forced migration Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:45:21 +0000 5733111 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian war refugees flee sexual violence - aid agency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/syrian-war-refugees-flee-sexual-violence-aid-agency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Syrians cite rape as a primary reason for fleeing - IRC</p> <p>* Agency says humanitarian emergency could last years</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Syria's civil war is unleashing a "staggering humanitarian disaster", sending hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries, many of them citing fear of rape, an aid agency said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/syrian-war-refugees-flee-sexual-violence-aid-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Forced migration Middle East War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:15:40 +0000 5734077 at http://www.globalpost.com Fire in Syrian refugee camp in Turkey kills four http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/fire-syrian-refugee-camp-turkey-kills-four <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ANKARA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A fire broke out at a tent camp for Syrian refugees in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday, killing a pregnant Syrian woman and three of her children, Turkish officials said.</p> <p>The fire was started by an electric heater in the family's tent at a refugee camp in Ceylanpinar in Sanliurfa province near the border with Syria, the officials said. They said the fire had been extinguished.</p> <p>The Ceylanpinar camp is one of some 15 camps in Turkey and is one of the largest, with more than 28,000 inhabitants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/fire-syrian-refugee-camp-turkey-kills-four" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Forced migration Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:00:19 +0000 5734788 at http://www.globalpost.com Seven members of Syrian family killed in fire at refugee camp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/seven-members-syrian-family-killed-fire-at-refugee-camp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AMMAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Seven members of a family of Syrian refugees were killed when fire broke out in their prefabricated hut in a refugee camp in northern Jordan on Wednesday, officials said.</p> <p>The fire was started by a gas heater, officials said. The hut was located in a public park being used for refugees in the border town of Ramtha, near the border with Syria.</p> <p>A civil defence source said that, in addition to the dead, at least three people were injured.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/seven-members-syrian-family-killed-fire-at-refugee-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Forced migration Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:45:26 +0000 5735337 at http://www.globalpost.com More than half Syria refugees are children, says UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/more-half-syria-refugees-are-children-says-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* United Nations has aid plan to help quarter of Syrians</p> <p>* Hard for children to talk about what they experienced</p> <p>* U.N. appealing for $1.5 billion to fund aid assistance</p> <p>By Michelle Nichols</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Reuters) - More than half the 642,000 refugees who have sought refuge from the Syrian conflict in neighboring countries are children and the number of people fleeing could almost double by June, said a senior U.N. official on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/more-half-syria-refugees-are-children-says-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Forced migration Middle East United Nations Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:00:17 +0000 5735853 at http://www.globalpost.com UN says 400,000 refugees may flee Mali in coming months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Up to 700,000 people are expected to be uprooted by the violence in Mali, including 400,000 who could flee to neighbouring countries in the coming months, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.</p> <p>"We believe there could be in the near future an additional 300,000 displaced inside Mali and up to 400,000 additional displaced (refugees) in neighbouring countries," UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a news briefing in Geneva.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Forced migration Nobel Prize Political geography Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:45:15 +0000 5736048 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UN says 400,000 refugees may flee Mali in coming months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-un-says-400000-refugees-may-flee-mali-coming-months <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(adds details, quotes)</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Up to 700,000 people are expected to be uprooted by the violence in Mali, including 400,000 who could flee to neighbouring countries in the coming months, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.</p> <p>French, Malian and African forces are confronting an Islamist rebel alliance that includes al Qaeda's North African wing in a military operation that began last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-un-says-400000-refugees-may-flee-mali-coming-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Forced migration Population War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:00:40 +0000 5736078 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PUTIN SAYS RUSSIA MAY OFFER LEBANON FINANCIAL, HUMANITARIAN AID TO HELP ACCOMMODATE SYRIAN REFUGEES</p> Asia Fertile Crescent Forced migration Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:15:18 +0000 5738271 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Russia offers conference on Syria refugee problem http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-russia-offers-conference-syria-refugee-problem <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* President says over 200,000 refugees sought refuge in Lebanon</p> <p>* Putin backs call for conference on refugees (Adds quotes, figures on numbers of refugees)</p> <p>NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin offered on Wednesday to host a conference on helping Lebanon and other countries cope with a flood of refugees from Syria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-russia-offers-conference-syria-refugee-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Forced migration Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:00:04 +0000 5738292 at http://www.globalpost.com Austria rules out asylum changes, ignoring protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/austria-rules-out-asylum-changes-ignoring-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VIENNA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Austria ruled out changes to its asylum system on Wednesday, dismissing demands from dozens of refugees camped out in protest in a Vienna church, including some who have been on hunger strike.</p> <p>Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner said Austria's treatment of asylum seekers compared well with other European countries and there would be no structural changes.</p> <p>"I see no need," she told the Austria Press Agency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/austria-rules-out-asylum-changes-ignoring-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Forced migration Right of asylum Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:15:18 +0000 5738360 at http://www.globalpost.com 20,000 Syrian refugees flee to Jordan in a week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AMMAN, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Around 20,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Jordan in the last seven days due to escalating violence in southern Syria, the fastest influx since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad two years ago, Jordan's foreign minister said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"What we have seen in terms of influx of Syrian refugees coming to Jordan is ... unprecedented, larger than any other time in the last two years," Nasser Judeh told Reuters. "We have had 20,000 Syrians coming into Jordan since last Thursday."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Forced migration Levant Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:00:52 +0000 5738481 at http://www.globalpost.com UN urges Syria's neighbours to keep open borders to exodus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/un-urges-syrias-neighbours-keep-open-borders-exodus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Friday urged Syria's neighbours to keep open their borders to civilians fleeing the intensifying conflict and said that the refugee exodus into Jordan was "absolutely dramatic".</p> <p>More than 30,000 Syrians have arrived in Jordan's main Zaatri camp this year, including 4,400 on Thursday and another 2,000 overnight, it said. Most were fleeing fighting in the southern area of Deraa, food and fuel shortages and high prices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/un-urges-syrias-neighbours-keep-open-borders-exodus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Forced migration Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:45:18 +0000 5739346 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian refugees at more than 700,000 as outflow swells - UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/syrian-refugees-at-more-700000-outflow-swells-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - More than 700,000 Syrian refugees have registered in neighbouring countries or await processing there, as aid workers struggle to keep up with the exodus, the United Nations said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"We have seen an unrelenting flow of refugees across all borders. We are running double shifts to register people," Sybella Wilkes, spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told Reuters in Geneva.</p> <p>(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Janet Lawrence)</p> Arab diaspora Asia Forced migration Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:30:58 +0000 5740914 at http://www.globalpost.com