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22 05, 2024
  • Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati (center) poses for a picture with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides in Beirut, 5/2/2024 (Joseph Eid/AFP)

EU-Lebanon aid deal blows back on Syrian refugees

By Hanna Davis|2024-05-23T12:25:08+02:00May 22, 2024|

A billion-euro EU aid package to Lebanon, in part to stem migration, caused an uproar in the country and triggered a crackdown on Syrian refugees that advocates warn will only push more to flee abroad

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.

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