Arts & Culture

Berlin Film Festival: what happens to refugees' hopes?

What happens when a refugee's fears and dreams of a better future turn into something else? This is what films at this years BFF are taking a look at.

Syrian Refugees

Haneen: Exhibition of Syrian children's longings in war

Artists have come together to visualise poetry written by child refugees, giving form to the impact that the war has had on their young lives.

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey: Tens of thousands of Syrians destined for Afrin

Turkish officials say infrastructure will be rebuilt in Afrin for voluntary returns after military offensive ends.

Refugee returns expected after Afrin operation: Turkey

Syria's War

Syria: 77 civilians killed in regime bombardment

Death toll includes 20 children in Syrian government attack on besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta, war monitor says.

Syria: 77 civilians killed in regime bombardment

Syrian Refugees

Thousands of Syrian refugees at risk if they return

International agencies are warning governments not to try to pressure Syrian refugees to return to Syria.

Syria's War

Syrian refugees 'at risk of being pushed to return'

Aid agencies warn hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees may be forced to go back to a still volatile country in 2018.

Syrian refugees 'at risk of being pushed to return'

Opinion

Will 2018 be the year of return to Syria?

While many displaced Syrians will likely return to their homes this year, safety and stability is still a long way off.

Jan Egeland

by Jan Egeland

Jan Egeland

Syria's War

Idlib: Dozens killed in Syrian government air raids

'Continuous' bombardment by government fighter jets kill at least 23 civilians in rebel-held Idlib, war monitor says.

Idlib: Dozens killed in Syrian government air raids

Middle East

Refugees found frozen in Lebanon near Syria border

Lebanese army says 10 people crossing from Syria into Lebanon died after after snowstorm hit border area.

Refugees found frozen in Lebanon near Syria border

People & Power

Searching for Sanctuary in Germany

The remarkable story of two Syrian refugees and their journey to safety in Germany.

Russia

Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

Despite playing a major role in Syria's war, Moscow has granted refugee status to only one Syrian national since 2011.

Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

Syria's War

Exclusive: Missile attack hits refugee camp in Syria

Dramatic footage by Al Jazeera shows displaced people, including women and children, seeking cover in Idlib.

Europe

Hungary retrial highlights 'vilification of refugees'

Syrian refugee was found guilty of an 'act of terror' in 2016 after a riot on the Serbia-Hungary border in 2015.

Hungary retrial highlights 'vilification of refugees'

Syria's War

Syrian refugees in no-man's land get aid by crane lift

The Rukban refugee camp has received UN aid from the Jordanian side in a one-off delivery.

Jordan allows one-off aid drop to Rukban border camp

Lebanon

Syrian refugees in Lebanon facing harsh conditions

The living conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon have never been easy. However, the UN has recently said that many refugees are facing a steady decline in living standards.