Category Archives: News Coverage of Syria

One Picture Sums Up The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

From Time: “The Yarmouk refugee camp, a Palestinian enclave in southern Damascus, has been under a grueling siege for months and its over 20,000 residents are cut off from vital supplies and endure chronic food shortages. Here’s the scene that met U.N. aid workers who reached the devastated area last month.”


No One Cares: The Tragic Truth of the 500,000 Syrian Refugee Children

refugee-childrenAn excellent piece in the UK’s Independent, chronicles British photojournalist Ed Thompson’s trips to refugee camps housing many of Syria’s children.

Read the story, and see his compelling photo gallery, at the Independent’s site.

Why the U.S. Should Care About the Crisis in Syria

ASyrian-flagrticle from Nader Hashemi at the CNN site. A quote:

Over the past three years, we have witnessed state-sanctioned war crimes and crimes against humanity replete with chemical weapons, barrel bombs, the targeting of children, mass rape, a refugee crisis and according to a new report “industrial-scale” torture and killings. Indeed, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has described Syria as “a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history.”

Read the article now.

Syria Death Toll Exceeds 140,000

horrorAccording to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 140,000 people have been killed in Syria’s war. The period since the “Geneva 2” peace talks for Syria began last month have been the bloodiest of the nearly three-year conflict.

Read more in this Reuters story.