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US to resettle 5,000 additional refugees but advocacy groups call for more action

Posted by jaypee 771 days ago Syria
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The Obama administration is planning to increase the number of refugees it resettles by 5,000 people, but advocacy organizations have warned that the number is not enough to relieve the migration crisis triggered by the Syrian civil war.

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Japan takes no Syrian refugees yet despite giving $200m to help fight Isis

Posted by jaypee 771 days ago Syria
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Japan has no immediate plans to accept refugees from Syria, despite earlier pledging financial and political support for the military campaign against Islamic State.

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The US takes in more refugees from Bhutan, Burma, and 24 other countries than from Syria

Posted by jaypee 771 days ago Syria
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The United States has vowed to help its European allies with the influx of migrants and refugees coming in from Middle Eastern and African countries ravaged by war, famine, and poverty. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet today (Sep. 9) with congressional lawmakers behind closed doors to discuss how many refugees the US government is willing to take in.

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Syria’s Neighbors, Strained by Influx of Refugees, Pare Support - WSJ

Posted by jaypee 771 days ago Syria
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After more than four years of conflict, Syria’s neighbors, under severe financial strain, are paring support for bulging refugee populations and sometimes looking the other way as thousands flee for the stability of Europe.

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Migrant-smugglers' latest tactic: Put ships on autopilot | The Japan Times

Posted by charlon 968 days ago Syria
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Smugglers who bring migrants to Europe by sea appear to have adopted a new, more dangerous tactic: cramming hundreds of them onto a large cargo ship, setting it on an automated course to crash into the coast, and then abandoning the helm.

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Seventy-one RI migrant workers repatriated from Syria | The Jakarta Post

Posted by charlon 969 days ago Syria
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Seventy-one female Indonesian migrant workers (locally called TKW) have been repatriated from conflict-ridden Syria, a diplomat said on Friday.


The Indonesian Embassy in Beirut's head of information and sociocultural affairs, Wendi Budi Raharjo, said that the workers arrived safely in Beirut on Thursday night after taking alternative roads to avoid blockades caused by bad weather.

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Pinoy repatriates continue to trickle in from strife-torn Syria

Posted by jaypee 993 days ago Syria
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Thirty-two Filipinos are scheduled to return home from strife-torn Syria on Thursday afternoon, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in an advisory.

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15 more Pinoys to arrive home from troubled Syria

Posted by jaypee 1050 days ago Syria
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Fifteen more Filipinos will be arriving home from troubled Syria on Thursday after availing of the government's Mandatory Repatriation Program, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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