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Syrian refugees boys read the Koran inside the Quran Memorization Center, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the Al-Zaatari refugee camp in

Syrian refugees boys read the Koran inside the Quran Memorization Center, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the Al-Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan, near the border with Syria June 1, 2017.

Caritas Jordan providing Iftar meals for Syrian refugees

13/06/2017 16:48

Caritas Jordan is on the forefront assisting hundreds of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees who have found shelter in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Marking 50 years from its foundation this year, it has just launched a special campaign.

Syrian refugees walk with their belongings after crossing over the border into Jordan in 2016

Syrian refugees walk with their belongings after crossing over the border into Jordan in 2016

A helping hand for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan

11/05/2017 17:27

A leading member of the charitable organization Collateral Repair Project speaks about the extent of the humanitarian crisis faced by Syrian and Iraqi refugees who are trying to eke out an existence in neighbouring Jordan. 

Hana Slewa Mosaky is part of Mosaic Stories

Hana Slewa Mosaky, who fled with other Christians from the Iraqi city of Qaraqosh in August 2014, has embroidered images of her homeland on a wraparound dress

Protecting the cultural heritage of Middle Eastern refugees

20/04/2017 17:21

Writer and teacher Stephanie Saldaña is founder of the project, 'Mosaic Stories' which seeks to preserve the cultural heritage of people fleeing from conflict in the Middle East

Syrians flee following a reported government air strike on the rebel-controlled town of Hamouria

Syrians flee following a reported government air strike on the rebel-controlled town of Hamouria

Holy See calls for end to Syria violence

05/04/2017 15:15

A senior Vatican archbishop has urged all sides of the Syrian conflict to end violence and restore solidarity in the wake of a deadly chemical gas attack.

 

Syrian Children report

Syrian Children, the subjects of the latest UNICEF report.

Rock bottom for Syrian children

14/03/2017 12:54

On 13th March, UNICEF released a new assessment of what it calls "grave violations against children in Syria."

 

Syrians evacuated from eastern Aleppo arrive in Kham al-Assal region

Syrians evacuated from eastern Aleppo arrive in Kham al-Assal region

Aid agencies race against time for civilians fleeing Aleppo

20/12/2016 11:55

Tens of thousands have fled eastern Aleppo city in the past weeks, seeking safety and protection. The Norwegian Refugee Council is one of the aid agencies struggling to ensure life-saving assistance for those facing freezing winter temperatures as they flee fighting in Aleppo and across Syria.

Children in the city of Aleppo, where there is fierce fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels.

Children in the city of Aleppo, where there is fierce fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels.

Pope Francis: Do not forget people of Aleppo

11/12/2016 12:30

During his Angelus, Pope Francis on Sunday appealed that the world not ignore the plight of the people in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

 

Pope Francis meets with the head of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Gewargis III

Pope Francis meets with the head of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Gewargis III

Pope prays for peace with leader of Assyrian Church of the East

17/11/2016 14:44

In an audience with the head of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Gewargis III, Pope Francis spoke of the suffering of innocent victims caught up in the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts, saying that nothing can justify such terrible violence.