Refugees of the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23914/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 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 5740935 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-UNHCR reaches rebel-held area of N.Syria for first time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-unhcr-reaches-rebel-held-area-nsyria-first-time <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>* Delivers tents, blankets to stranded in Azaz</p> <p>* Crossline operation called a "breakthrough"</p> <p>* WHO reports leishmaniasis outbreaks in Aleppo, Deir al-Zor (adds details, WHO on disease outbreak)</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>GENEVA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency said on Friday that it had reached an opposition-held area of north Syria for the first time and found about 45,000 displaced people living in appalling conditions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-unhcr-reaches-rebel-held-area-nsyria-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Forced migration Politics Refugees of the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:01:18 +0000 5742883 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan policeman hurt as Syrian refugees riot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/jordan-policeman-hurt-syrian-refugees-riot <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>Jordanian police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse Syrian refugees at a northern camp after they tried to attack the storehouse of a Norwegian charity as it gave away aid, injuring a policeman.</p> <p>"A Norwegian charity was distributing aid when 200 refugees at the Zaatari camp started rioting and tried to attack the organisation's storehouse," Anmar Hmud, a government spokesman for refugee affairs, told AFP.</p> <p>"A policeman was injured in the 30-minute riot. Police intervened, firing tear gas to disperse the refugees," Hmud said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/jordan-policeman-hurt-syrian-refugees-riot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Forced migration Politics Refugees of the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising War AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:15:54 +0000 5751701 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey denies mass deportation of Syrian refugees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/turkey-denies-mass-deportation-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>By Hamdi Istanbullu and Jonathon Burch</p> <p>ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey denied on Thursday it had rounded up and deported hundreds of Syrian refugees following unrest at a border camp, highlighting the strain the exodus from Syria's civil war is placing on neighbouring states.</p> <p>Witnesses said hundreds of Syrians were bussed to the border after Wednesday's clashes in which refugees in the Suleymansah camp, near the Turkish town of Akcakale, threw rocks at military police, who fired teargas and water cannon.</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/turkey-denies-mass-deportation-syrian-refugees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Forced migration Refugees of the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising War Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:31:00 +0000 5796298 at http://www.globalpost.com Sweden struggles with surge in Syrian refugees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131212/sweden-struggles-surge-syrian-refugees <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>Sweden, as the only country to give Syrian refugees automatic residence, has struggled to house them and faces warnings of a coming surge in arrivals. </p> <p>Josef Ariss and his mother Reina fled Aleppo in northern Syria three months ago when their family's clothing factory was flattened by shelling. </p> <p>Although relieved to escape the violence, he is far from happy with the situation in Sweden -- living in cramped conditions with relatives, like many of his countrymen. </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.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <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/131212/sweden-struggles-surge-syrian-refugees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Forced migration Politics Refugees of the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising AFP Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:47:14 +0000 6017875 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Almost one million' Syrian refugees in Turkey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/almost-one-million-syrian-refugees-turkey <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 Syrians who have fled their country's war for Turkey has reached "almost one million," Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, pledging to keep accepting the refugees.</p> <p>"Are we supposed to ask our brothers not to come and die in Syria?" Erdogan said as he addressed his party's lawmakers in parliament.</p> <p>fo/yad</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.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Refugees of the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising AFP Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:51:23 +0000 6127116 at http://www.globalpost.com Istanbul to take 'drastic measures' against Syria refugees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140716/istanbul-take-drastic-measures-against-syria-refugees <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>Turkey is to take "drastic measures" to deal with the influx of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees into its biggest city Istanbul, including forcibly sending them to camps in the southeast, the city's top official said Wednesday.</p> <p>Istanbul governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu said that there were now 67,000 Syrian refugees in the city and legislation would now be adopted that could see them effectively expelled from the city of 15 million to refugee camps closer to Syria. </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.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140716/istanbul-take-drastic-measures-against-syria-refugees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Forced migration Refugees of the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising AFP Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:24:40 +0000 6206376 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey warns of 'drastic measures' against Syrian refugees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140716/turkey-warns-drastic-measures-against-syrian-refugees <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>Turkey will take "drastic measures" to deal with the influx of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees into its biggest city Istanbul, including forcibly sending them to camps in the southeast, the city's top official said Wednesday.</p> <p>Istanbul governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu said there were now 67,000 Syrian refugees in the city and legislation would now be adopted that could see them effectively expelled from the city of 15 million to refugee camps closer to Syria. </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.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140716/turkey-warns-drastic-measures-against-syrian-refugees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Forced migration Labor Law Refugees of the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising AFP Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:40:18 +0000 6206588 at http://www.globalpost.com