HEADLINES: Refugees – May 29th, 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.

Syria Refugees Resume Flow into Jordan After Lull.  Refugees from war-ravaged Syria began trickling back into Jordan on Saturday, a week after a more than two-year exodus had all but ceased, raising fear of thousands of Syrians stranded in the battle zone. [LA Times]

UNHCR Ramps up Registration of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon.  It’s 11 a.m. at UNHCR’s Zahle Registration Centre and the hall is packed. Thirty-year-old Dana, who arrived in January with her four children after spending months on the run in Syria, is here to be registered as a refugee.  [Reuters]

Syrian Refugees targeted in Turkish Town.  Muafaq Nasan rushed towards the bloody and broken bodies to take the wounded to the hospital right after the huge blast, but a crowd stopped him.  [NBC News]

Kurds Flee for Iraq as Syria War Slogs On.  As Syria’s brutal civil war slogs on, some of the country’s ethnic Kurds have been fleeing the chaos and destruction and taking refuge across the border in Iraq.  [Al Jazeera]

Thousands of Refugee Applications Stalled by Introduction of No Advantage Rules. ASYLUM-seekers stuck in the remote detention facility on Nauru are now having their claims for protection assessed, but more than 19,000 other boat arrivals who have travelled to Australia since Labor’s “no-advantage” crackdown last August have seen no progress on their claims.  [The Australian]

Amnesty Condemns Abuse of Refugee Rights.  The rights of millions of refugees and migrants have been abused in the past year, Amnesty International has said in its annual report on global human rights. [Al Jazeera]

Congolese Refugee Influx into Uganda Worries Authorities.  Following renewed fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda has begun to fill the pinch as a large number of refugees are reported to have entered the country illegally in the past few days.  [Africa Review]

Calm Boss Overseeing a Syrian Refugee Camp’s Chaos.  The afternoon before Kuwait’s ambassador to Jordan was scheduled to visit the overcrowded Syrian refugee camp here, children vandalized mobile homes that Kuwait had donated, stealing windows, doors and floor mats.  [New York Times]

Child Marriages Rise Among Syrian Refugee Girls.  Nine Syrian refugee women gather in the living room of a house on the outskirts of the Lebanese town of Jdeideh in the Bekaa Valley, close to the Syrian border.   [The Atlantic]

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