HEADLINES: Refugees – July 24th, 2013

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button_icon_refugee_headlinesEvery Wednesday I will bring you refugee-related headlines from around the world. Whether it be covering conflicts fueling refugee crises, conditions in refugee camps, or stories of successful resettlement in America, I will strive to provide you access to all the most important and breaking refugee-related news in one place.

At Great Risk, They Helped the Post Cover Iraq.  Now, They’re Remaking Their Lives in America.  Two hours into the celebration, after the children had finished scurrying about the garden, the adults had gossiped under the portico and everyone had indulged in a buffet of hummus and kebabs, Washington Post photographer Bill O’Leary clambered onto the roof of the villa serving as The Post’s bureau in Baghdad.  [Washington Post]

The Positive Spillover of the Refugee Crisis.  The following is the third in a series focusing on Syrian refugees in Lebanon.  [Daily Star]

Underage Refugee Marriages on the Rise.   Ramona Idriss, a psychologist based in the Bekaa Valley town of Taanayel, recalls a patient whom she says exemplifies the dangers associated with early age marriage among Syrian refugees.  [Daily Star]

No Country for Syria’s IDP’s.  He fled because of the fighting with his wife and eight children. The plan was to get to Turkey and seek shelter in a refugee camp. They never made it: the Turks turned them back at the border three times.  [Al Jazeera]

Touring Refugee Camp, Kerry Sees Mounting Syrian Suffering.  Secretary of State John Kerry helicoptered to the crowded refugee camp here on Thursday to take stock of the humanitarian crisis caused by the bitter fighting in neighboring Syria and highlight the American efforts to provide aid.  [New York Times]

Jordan’s Stability Threatened by Syrian Refugee Crisis.  Jordan has played a critical role amid the ongoing strife in Syria that has claimed the lives of as many as 100,000, though its direct participation also comes with a cost.  [US News]

Innovation in a Chadian Refugee Camp.  A toy truck made out of trash may not pique consumer interest, but it was the center of attention when we pulled into the Abgadam refugee camp in southeastern Chad.  [New York Times]

I Have One Aim and One Hope – to Return to my Country.  Abu Yasser, his wife and two children left behind their home and a thriving family leather-goods business after Syrian security forces seized his sister, brother-in-law and cousin.  [NBC News]

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