HEADLINES: Refugees – June 12, 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.

U.S Considers Taking in Syrian Refugees. Two years into a civil war that shows no signs of ending, the Obama administration is considering resettling refugees who have fled Syria, part of an international effort that could bring thousands of Syrians to American cities and towns.  [Los Angeles Times]

Syrian Refugee Girls Being Married Off to Older Men.  WITH no end in sight to Syria’s conflict, some refugees in Jordan are offering their daughters for early marriage in the hope of securing them protection as they face growing economic pressure.  [News.Com.Au]

EU Envoy Says Refugee Crisis Worst Since WW2. European Union Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst said Tuesday that Lebanon should be prepared to receive more refugees fleeing Syria and described the humanitarian situation of the displaced Syrians as “the worst since the Second World War. [Daily Star]

A Syrian Refugee Wedding.  Inside a furniture-free caravan in the Jordanian desert, sixteen women and girls and a plump boy wedge themselves in a circle around a 15-year-old girl and a woman doing her hair.  [The Nation]

Historic Haven.  The news that Lebanon is a haven for refugees isn’t news, but the refugee issue is as newsworthy as ever. [Daily Star]

UN in Talks with Governments to Temporarily Resettle Thousands of Syrian Refugees.  The U.N. refugee agency says it’s in talks for the U.S., Germany and several other European countries to take in thousands of Syrian refugees. [Washington Post]

For Some, the Best Bad Choice: Returning from Refuge to Syria.  Every afternoon, as the sun sets, throngs of refugees gather on the ring road encircling the huge Za’atari refugee camp for Syrians in northern Jordan.  [IRIN News]

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