Arab diaspora http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23912/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 Thomson Reuters 5731497 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 5740914 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Syrian refugees top 700,000, U.N. struggling to cope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-syrian-refugees-top-700000-exodus-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>(Updates refugee figures, adds background)</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - More than 700,000 Syrian refugees have fled to other countries in the region and aid workers are struggling to keep up with the exodus, the United Nations said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The number of refugees passed the 500,000 mark on Dec 11, meaning more than 200,000 have fled the war-torn country in the past seven weeks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-syrian-refugees-top-700000-exodus-swells-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Forced migration Human Interest Refugees of the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:15:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740935 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Rising Syrian death toll, refugee wave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/factbox-rising-syrian-death-toll-refugee-wave <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>Jan 30 (Reuters) - Here is a look at the rising human cost of Syria's civil war as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday that international donors had pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid displaced Syrians, meeting a U.N. target.</p> <p>DEATH TOLL IN SYRIA</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/factbox-rising-syrian-death-toll-refugee-wave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Forced migration Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:04:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741603 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.N. says 5,000 Syrian refugees fleeing each day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-un-says-5000-syrian-refugees-fleeing-each-day <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>* Rate up from 2,000 to 3,000 a day late last year</p> <p>* UNHCR says could surpass 1 million well before June</p> <p>* Water shortages worsening in Syria, UNICEF says (Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>GENEVA, Feb 8 (Reuters) - About 5,000 refugees are fleeing Syria each day, seeking safe haven from war and its devastating impact on basic living conditions, the United Nations said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-un-says-5000-syrian-refugees-fleeing-each-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Disaster Entertainment Forced migration United Nations Development Group Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749879 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Bus blast kills at least 12 on Turkey-Syria border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/update-1-car-blast-kills-at-least-7-turkey-syria-border <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>* Officials say cause of blast still unknown</p> <p>* First Turkish citizens killed on border since October</p> <p>* Area on Syrian side of crossing is rebel-controlled (Updates toll, adds deputy PM)</p> <p>By Sinan Abu Mazer</p> <p>REYHANLI, Turkey, Feb 11 (Reuters) - A Syrian minibus exploded at a crossing on Turkey's border with Syria near the Turkish town of Reyhanli on Monday, killing at least 12 people including Turkish citizens and wounding dozens more, Turkish officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/update-1-car-blast-kills-at-least-7-turkey-syria-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Fertile Crescent Levant Middle East Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752707 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian refugee child dies in Jordan fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/syrian-refugee-child-dies-jordan-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A fire swept through a tent in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan killing a seven-year-old Syrian girl and wounding her father and her two brothers, triggering a riot in the compound, an official said Tuesday.</p> <p>"We still do not know what caused the fire, which killed Lamis late last night (Monday)," at the Zaatari desert camp in northern Jordan, Anmar Hmud, a government spokesman for Syrian refugee issues, told AFP.</p> <p>The girl's father, Ziad Salkhadi, as well as her brothers aged five and nine suffered medium burns, he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/syrian-refugee-child-dies-jordan-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Forced migration Politics AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:17:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759893 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. says Syrian refugee numbers could triple by end of 2013 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/blank-headline-received-0 <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, March 10 (Reuters) - The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said on Sunday there could be two or three times the current one million registered Syrian refugees outside the country by the end of 2013 if the rise in numbers continues at its current rate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/blank-headline-received-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Forced migration Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778705 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian refugee numbers may double or triple this year: UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/syrian-refugee-numbers-may-double-or-triple-year-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The number of Syrian refugees, which just passed the million mark, could double or triple by the end of the year if no solution is found to the conflict, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said Sunday.</p> <p>"Now if this escalation goes on and nothing happens to solve the problem we might have in the end of the year a much larger number of refugees: twice or three times the present level," he told reporters in Ankara.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/syrian-refugee-numbers-may-double-or-triple-year-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Forced migration AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 12:00:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778722 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Syrian refugee numbers could triple by year-end - U.N. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/update-1-un-says-syrian-refugee-numbers-could-triple-end-2013 <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 Turkish opposition party meeting with Assad)</p> <p>By Jonathon Burch</p> <p>ANKARA, March 10 (Reuters) - The number of refugees outside Syria could triple by the end of the year from the 1 million now if there is no resolution to the conflict, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said on Sunday.</p> <p>The millionth Syrian refugee was registered in Jordan on Wednesday, following a dramatic acceleration in the number of civilians fleeing war in their homeland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/update-1-un-says-syrian-refugee-numbers-could-triple-end-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Forced migration Human migration Syria War Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 12:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778735 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish police fire teargas at protesters in Syrian refugee camp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/turkish-police-fire-teargas-at-protesters-syrian-refugee-camp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon on Wednesday to disperse a group of Syrian refugees protesting after a child died in a fire in their camp, Anatolia news agency reported.</p> <p>The fire broke out in the camp in Akcakale in southeastern Turkey which is housing some 25,000 Syrians who fled the conflict in their country.</p> <p>One child was killed and three others injured, sparking the protest by dozens of angry residents against their living conditions, who pelted police with stones.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/turkish-police-fire-teargas-at-protesters-syrian-refugee-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Forced migration AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:31:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5795514 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian refugees clash with police in Turkish camp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/syrian-refugees-clash-police-turkish-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>By Kadir Celikcan</p> <p>AKCAKALE, Turkey (Reuters) - Syrian refugees threw rocks at Turkish military police who fired teargas and water cannon on Wednesday, the latest unrest in camps struggling to cope with a flood of people fleeing a civil war.</p> <p>Reuters TV filmed the scenes at the Suleiman Shah refugee camp, near the Turkish town of Akcakale on the Syrian border, as dozens of protesters threw stones and smashed the windows of a fire truck.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/syrian-refugees-clash-police-turkish-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Forced migration Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:01:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5795538 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. looking into reports Turkey deported hundreds of Syrian refugees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/un-looking-reports-turkey-deported-hundreds-syrian-refugees <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 (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency voiced deep concern on Thursday at reports of mass deportations of Syrians from Turkey and said it had taken up the issue with Turkish authorities.</p> <p>Turkish officials said that Turkey sent hundreds of refugees back to Syria after clashes with military police at their camp near the border in a protest over living conditions, although the foreign ministry later said 50-60 Syrians had returned voluntarily.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/un-looking-reports-turkey-deported-hundreds-syrian-refugees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Forced migration Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:16:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5796224 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. checks reports Turkey deported hundreds of Syrian refugees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/un-checks-reports-turkey-deported-hundreds-syrian-refugees <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 (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday it was very worried by reports of mass deportations of Syrians from Turkey and said it had taken up the issue with Turkish authorities.</p> <p>Turkish officials said that Turkey sent hundreds of refugees back to Syria after clashes with military police at their camp near the border in a protest over living conditions, although a government official later denied this and said that 50-60 Syrians had returned voluntarily.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/un-checks-reports-turkey-deported-hundreds-syrian-refugees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Forced migration Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5796258 at http://www.globalpost.com