Syria: Straight Talk: Syrian refugee crisis (Part 1)
Nigel Pont of Mercy Corps and Joe Decarlo of Medical Teams International are interviewed on KGW's Straight Talk about the Syria crisis.
A less fragile future
The good news is that majority of the world’s population is becoming safer, healthier and richer.
Fault lines: Rethinking resilience in Lebanon
Four million refugees have fled Syria since the start of the country’s civil war in March 2011. More than a third of these refugees have found their way to Lebanon, a nation of just four million people. This small, mountainous country now has the highest per capita refugee population in the world.
Good governance: a driving force for peace in fragile states
While it may seem that conflict is constantly bubbling up around the globe, there are scores of people working to keep tensions from boiling over on a daily basis. From creating paths for hostile governments to compromise over natural resources to implementing technology to gather data in conflict zones, there are real strides being made to maintain peace in conflict and “post-conflict” zones. No matter what the method or plan, however, all agree that before any method can efficiently work, good governance must be in play.
Syria: US unlikely to take more Syrian refugees
The senior US official in charge of dealing with refugees says the Barack Obama administration is watching the flood of Middle Eastern migrants into Europe with concern and will do what it can to help, but it is unlikely that the United States will admit larger numbers of Syrians anytime soon.
Three ways to help fix the migrant crisis in Europe
Syrian refugees waited at the port of Lesbos, Greece, to board a ferry to Athens on Monday. The island of some 100,000 residents has been transformed by 20,000 refugees and migrants.
Senate Foreign Aid Bill Would Slash Refugee Aid
U.S funding for refugees could be cut by hundreds of millions of dollars next year under the Senate’s proposed spending plan even as a global humanitarian crisis, spurred by the exodus of millions of people from their homes in Afghanistan, Iraq, and especially Syria, grows steadily worse. The Senate’s fiscal 2016 foreign aid (S. 1725) bill would reduce by 14 percent, or $415 million, the Migration and Refugee Assistance account, which is currently funded at just under $3.06 billion...
Surge Of Refugees In Europe Could Be Just The First Wave
Hiba Ezzideen, a 29-year-old Syrian activist, recently made it to a refugee camp near the German border after a perilous 20-day journey. She had set off alone from southern Turkey, walked for hours, rode in a sealed truck, boarded an overcrowded raft and slept on the streets and in a jail cell. A college English professor before the war, Ezzideen first joined the protests against Syrian President Bashar Assad in 2011 and hoped the popular demonstration could transform her country...
Addressing conflict early in a complex crisis
With the majority of the world’s humanitarian crises caused by conflict, it is surprising that violence prevention and conflict-management efforts are not prioritized at the outbreak of violence. Of the billions spent annually on foreign aid, very little is dedicated to conflict prevention, mitigation or peacebuilding, even though conflict severely disrupts development and is costly to both individuals and countries.
Syria: No Peace in Sight
Last week the image of a tiny toddler’s body washed up on a Turkish beach became symbolic of a growing crisis in the Mediterranean. Tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria for the safety of Europe, but Europeans have mixed feelings about how or whether to receive them. Since January, an estimated 350,000 people have tried to enter Europe, according to the International Organization of Migration.