Reports

22 04, 2024
  • An overhead view of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 18/4/2024 (Syria Direct)

Syrians at a loss after Erbil stops issuing visas

By Sozdar Muhammad|2024-04-22T20:25:00+02:00April 22, 2024|

Erbil’s April 4 decision to stop issuing visas to Syrians has been a disaster for those for whom the Kurdistan Region of Iraq was a safe haven from conscription or a place to reunite with family members after years of separation.

17 04, 2024
  • Abed and his brother George, Syrian refugees from Homs, look out from their balcony in Burj Hammoud, a town just east of Beirut, 14/04/2024 (Hanna Davis/Syria Direct)

Fear grips Syrian communities as violence surges in Lebanon

By Hanna Davis|2024-05-22T14:29:32+02:00April 17, 2024|

The killing of a member of a right-wing Christian political party in Lebanon last week, attributed by the army to Syrian carjackers, unleashed a torrent of violence and threats against refugees, leaving many afraid to leave their homes.

11 04, 2024
  • A Syrian supermarket chain sells Syrian product and sweets in Cairo’s southern Maadi neighborhood, 17/3/2024 (Lyse Mauvais/Syria Direct)

In Egypt’s ‘Little Syria,’ a golden age dims

By Lyse Mauvais|2024-04-11T14:40:24+02:00April 11, 2024|

Egypt is home to 1.5 million Syrians, thousands of whom have opened successful businesses in the country. Many consider Egypt a safe haven compared to other states in the region, where anti-refugee sentiments are on the rise. However, amid a worsening economic crisis, this golden age may be nearing its end.

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