Category Archives: Refugee Crisis – Syria

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.

More Than 20,000 Syrians Fled to Turkey in Early 2014

unhcrAccording to the United Nations Refugee Agency, more than 20,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Turkey since the start of the year in the biggest influx since early 2013. In recent days, more than 500 people have been arriving each day at the official crossing points, with some days the influx reaching as many as 1,000 to 2,000 Syrians.

Read more at the UNHCR site.

Scenes From Zaatari Refugee Camp – 14 Dec 2013

These are new photos from the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, which houses hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.  The bad weather in the region has been making a terrible situation even more difficult.

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There Are No Words…

We are not sure about the origin or photo credit for this heartbreaking photo, but it’s going around on the Syrian-related sites.

There really are no words…

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UN Says Syrian Conflict is Creating a Generation of Damaged Children

“The world must act to save a generation of traumatized, isolated and suffering children from catastrophe. If we do not move quickly, this generation of innocents will become lasting casualties of war.” — UN

U.N. Warns of Lasting Harm to Syrian Refugee Children