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Standing #withSyria to end the horrific abuses of three years of unrest

By Neil Sammonds, Syria Researcher at Amnesty International A girl was hospitalized when she fell ill after starvation drove her family to kill and eat a dog. Others have been admitted for illness caused by eating a waxy mixture of … Continue reading

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An education in misery – Syrian refugees in Harmanli

By Krassimir Yankov, journalist and researcher from Bulgaria “It’s my turn to teach the children English now,” Mohammad Hussain told me on a recent chilly January evening at the Harmanli refugee camp in Bulgaria. We headed out for a short … Continue reading

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Life getting harder for Syrian refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan

By Neil Sammonds, Syria Researcher at Amnesty International Sitting on a thin mattress inside a ramshackle structure on a muddy hilltop, elderly Abu Fares told me how he came to live in poverty in Iraq’s relatively prosperous northern Kurdistan region. … Continue reading

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Freezing conditions, forgotten camps – refugees from Syria in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

By Khairunissa Dhala, Refugee and Migrants’ Rights researcher at Amnesty International “We chose this camp because we couldn’t find anywhere to rent. We cannot afford anything since we came from Syria…my legs are swollen from the cold weather. We are … Continue reading

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Europe’s race to the bottom on protecting refugees from Syria

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty International’s Head of Refugee and Migrants’ Rights In much of Europe, ‘asylum-seeker’ and ‘refugee’ have become dirty words. It is rare to find a politician who will express genuine concern for refugees in public; when it … Continue reading

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