Amid a historic drought, dozens of new wells are being drilled across northwest Syria to meet a rising demand for water. But the overpumped water table is dropping, while farmers struggle with skyrocketing costs and decreasing water quality.
With Turkey’s 2023 elections in sight and a surge in anti-refugee rhetoric shaping voter preferences, Erdoğan hints at possible reconciliation with Damascus. How could this apparent 180-degree policy shift play out in Syria?
In May, UNICEF abruptly reduced the water supply to Rukban camp, in Syria’s southern desert. Feeling abandoned by the international community, local groups and Syrian aid organizations are stepping in to relieve the parched camp.
Syrians in exile respond to travel vloggers touring Syria: ‘They are just some kids playing in the blood of Syrians’
Refugees who cannot return to Syria react to travel vloggers who claim to be apolitical and portray Syria as safe.
Some Syrians in Turkey have built their dreams on the idea of getting citizenship to build a future and a life there. Amid skyrocketing anti-Syrian sentiment, the promise of that dream is slipping away, even for those who achieved it
In cash-strapped Lebanon, discrimination against Syrians in bakery queues during recent weeks of bread shortages was the latest symptom of growing anti-refugee rhetoric and scapegoating.
A recent decision by Jordan’s Ministry of Interior allows Syrians resettled in Europe to visit Jordan. The move cancels the five-year entry bans Jordan generally issues to Syrian refugees resettled by the UNHCR.
A pilot program in the Spanish region of Valencia has resettled five Syrian refugee families from Lebanon. They are among a comparatively small number of Syrians to settle in Spain.
British government crisis and legal challenges leave UK-Rwanda deportation deal on standby until September
Half of the 130 asylum seekers—among them more than a dozen Syrian nationals—due to be deported from the UK to Rwanda have been released on bail, while the other half are still detained.
The UN Secretary General and OHCHR will soon release a feasibility study on the creation of a unified, international mechanism to search for Syria’s hundreds of thousands of missing and forcibly disappeared people—something family members and survivors have spent years fighting for.