HEADLINES: Refugees – March 27th, 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.

For Syrian Refugees, a Mental Health Emergency.  A psychiatrist recounts a trip to Jordan, spreading teachable techniques in attempts to arm refugees amid a devastating crisis.  [The Atlantic]

Approaching Summer and Syrian Refugee Influx Adding to Jordan’s Water Worries.  Just a short distance from Zaatari, Jordan’s sprawling refugee camp, which officially hosts more than 160,000 people who’ve fled conflict in Syria, lies a road full of small nurseries growing vegetables and olive trees.  [Huffington Post]

Jordan’s Desert Patrol Force Sets Up Security Cordon Around Syrian Refugee Camp.  Jordan has set up a security cordon around a sprawling Syrian refugee camp in the country’s north in an effort to curb rising crime and lawlessness among its residents, a Jordanian official said Wednesday.  [Washington Post]

Syrian Fighting Fuels Growing Refugee Crisis in Region.  The Syrian refugee crisis, which is already straining aid groups and fueling tensions in neighboring countries, will get much worse if that nation’s civil war continues through the year, U.S. officials said. [Bloomberg]

Fire in Thai Refugee Camp Kills 36.  A fire swept through a remote camp in northwestern Thailand for refugees from Myanmar, killing 36 and destroying hundreds of make-shift shelters, officials said on Sunday. [Reuters]

Obama Offers Jordan $200 Million more to Help Syrian Refugees.  President Obama said Friday he would work with Congress to provide Jordan an additional $200 million in aid this year, as the country struggles to cope with nearly half a million refugees who have fled the civil war in neighboring Syria. [The Hill]

Aid For Syrian Refugees Drying Up.  As more people flee to Jordan to escape the fighting between the Assad regime and rebels, aid money is becoming scarce.  [Washington Post]

More Calls for Intervention in Syria.  Pressure is building on President Obama to involve the United States more deeply in the brutal civil war in Syria that may have claimed as many as 70,000 lives, and created more than a million refugees.  [Real Clear Politics]

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