Anger, outrage and fear as Trump orders #MuslimBan

Frustration boils as new US president signs executive order banning immigration from several Muslim-majority countries.

Syria's Civil War

Syria's war: 'We want an end to this river of blood'

Residents of Syria's East Ghouta say they will refuse any government efforts to forge a truce deal or evacuation plans.

Human Rights

UN: 40% of Syrian children in Turkey not in school

Risk of 'lost generation' as UN agency says 380,000 Syrian child refugees miss formal education at present in Turkey.

Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugee chronicles daily struggles in Greece

A former chef is offering refugees a channel to vent their anger at poor living conditions in Greek camps.

Syrian Refugees

The blindness of war for Syrian refugees

With myriad healthcare problems facing Syrian refugees, vision care has slid towards the bottom of the priority list.


Hungary sentences camerawoman who kicked refugees

Petra Laszlo, who was filmed tripping up Syrian refugee children, is given three years probation for disorderly conduct.

Syrian Refugees

Painting away the trauma of Syria's war

Artist Diala Brisly is using art to help refugee children in Lebanon cope with the psychological burden of war.

Human Rights

Refugee crisis 2016: 12 countries, 12 months

A look back at the 2016 refugee crisis from 12 different countries.

Human Rights

2016 has gone to the dogs: Good riddance to a bad year

This is the year that added insult to injury, as disagreement translated into indecency, and arrogance bred incivility.

by Marwan Bishara

Humanitarian crises

2016: The year the world stopped caring about refugees

Refugees, rights groups, aid organisations say empathy towards refugees is fading even as deaths in Mediterranean soar.

Syrian Refugees

Dire conditions for Syrian refugees on Jordan's border

Refugees in "the berm" area face new challenges amid advent of harsh winter weather.

Middle East

Syria's Aleppo evacuations resume after delays

Expected departure of last rebel fighters will hand full control of bitterly contested city to Assad government.

Battle for Aleppo

Aleppans to Idlib: Out of the frying pan into the fire

The evacuation of Aleppo residents will inevitably lead to a long-term displacement in temporary shelters.

by Sultan Barakat
- Sansom Milton

Syrian Refugees

Reports of Turkey border guards killing Syrians denied

Senior Turkish official rejects accusations that dozens of Syrian refugees were killed this year trying to cross border.

Syrian Refugees

The global heart of darkness

I spent two weeks on Chios volunteering and working with refugees who languish in despair and often succumb to suicide.

by Nadia Barhoum