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14 05, 2024
  • Basil Hussein al-Batoush, 35, holds his youngest child on the balcony of their new apartment in Jounieh, roughly a month after municipal police evicted them and other Syrians from an apartment complex in the Lebanese coastal city, 9/5/2024 (Hanna Davis/Syria Direct)

Thousands of Syrians facing eviction as Lebanon cracks down

By Hanna Davis|2024-05-15T15:52:30+02:00May 14, 2024|

Hundreds of Syrians in Lebanon have been evicted, and thousands more face losing their homes, as the country cracks down on refugees. Some 1,306 Syrian households and individuals have been evicted so far in 2024, compared to 78 in 2023.

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|2024-04-18T21:49:08+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.

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