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Syrian Migrants in Istanbul Confront Choice: Stay or Move On
New York Times, 23/12/2015
ISTANBUL — At Pages, a bookstore and cafe in a three-story wooden house in a tidy cul-de-sac up a hill in this city’s oldest quarter, a literary refuge has blossomed for young Arabs in exile — mainly Syrians but also Iraqis, Libyans and Yemenis who have fled the troubles of home and taken up residence here. The shelves are lined with Arabic translations of Orhan Pamuk, Jack Kerouac, Gabriel García Márquez and Franz Kafka. Two Syrian novels are particularly popular: “No Knives in This City’s Kitchens,” about a family living under tyranny, and “The Shell,” about a prisoner in a Syrian jail. “This is the generation of revolution in all of the Arab world,” said Samer Alkadri, a painter and graphic designer from Damascus who opened the cafe in July with his wife, and stocks Arabic books that he has flown in from a publishing house in Beirut. “They want to know wh...
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'Warm Welsh welcome' for Syrian refugees at Christmas
BBC News, 23/12/2015
Syrian refugees facing their first Christmas in Wales are sure to get a "warm Welsh welcome", the first minister has said. Carwyn Jones said Wales had a "proud tradition of being a friendly and hospitable nation". "The message of peace and hope is particularly poignant this year," he said, referring to the terrorist attacks in Tunisia and Paris. About 50 refugees from Syria have been re-settled in Wales with more to come. Torfaen, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot and Caerphilly have been the first councils to welcome refugees, with more to be dispersed to other areas in the new year. In his seasonal message to the nation, Mr Jones said: "At Christmas, it's more important than ever that we spread the message of togetherness and unity in our Welsh communities. "We have a proud tradition of being a friendly and hospitable nation. "As fifty Syrian refugees make their home i...
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A million refugees and migrants flee to Europe in 2015
UNHCR/IOM, 22/12/2015
Geneva, 22 December 2015 Joint UNHCR, IOM Press Release A million refugees and migrants flee to Europe in 2015 Persecution, conflict and poverty have forced an unprecedented one million people to flee to Europe in 2015, according to estimates by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration, IOM. As of 21 December, some 972,500 had crossed the Mediterranean Sea, according to UNHCR figures. In addition, IOM estimates that over 34,000 have crossed from Turkey into Bulgaria and Greece by land. The number of people displaced by war and conflict is the highest seen in Western and Central Europe since the 1990s, when several conflicts broke out in the former Yugoslavia. One-in-every-two of those crossing the Mediterranean this year – half a million people – were Syrians escaping the war in their country. Afghans accounted for 20 per cent and Iraqis ...
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The Year When Syria's Problems Came to Europe
Bloomberg, 22/12/2015
The Year When Syria's Problems Came to Europe 12 DEC 22, 2015 12:23 PM EST By Noah Feldman Middle Easterners sometimes observe wryly that although the West causes some of their region’s problems, Westerners don’t have to suffer the consequences. In 2015, that observation ceased to be valid, at least with respect to Europe. The world’s collective failure to solve the multidirectional Syrian civil war led to a refugee crisis that affected Europe profoundly. The open European borders promised by the Schengen treaty are in the process of being sealed, and immigration is now widely acknowledged to threaten the future of the European Union itself. What’s noteworthy in historical terms about this blowback isn’t just that it shows how small the world is, or how vulnerable the EU is to external shocks. It’s that Europe hasn’t reacted by trying to solve the Syrian crisis ...
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في 2015.. حياة السوريون في مصر ''بين البنين''
Masrawy, 20/12/2015
أصبح السوريون الآن متواجدين في كل مكان داخل مصر، فتحولوا لجزء لا يتجزأ من المجتمع المصري، يرحب بهم المصريين ويتعاملون معا كالأهل المتعايشين في وطن واحد، إلا أن الصعوبات التي يواجهونها مثل عدم اعتبارهم لاجئين حتى الآن، والنظر إليهم كطالبي لجوء، وعدم حصولهم على فرص عمل، وغيرها، يجبرهم على الرحيل وتركها، فيقل تعداد السوريين المتواجدين حاليا، وينخفض معدل القادمين الجدد، وفي هذا التقرير يتحدث محامي الائتلاف السوري فراس حاج يحيي عن أوضاع السوريين في مصر خلال عام 2015. أعداد المتواجدين والمغاد...
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السوريون أصحاب الشهادات العليا في مصر .. صعوبة فرص العمل وخيار الهجرة
Al Aan, 20/12/2015
اقتصرت المهن التي جاء بها السوريون إلى مصر على المهن البسيطة ذات الطابع الاستهلاكي والتي تدر لهم الربح السريع. فلما كان الاقتصاد السوري في معظمه يعتمد على الصناعات البسيطة والحرف؛ كان طابع النشاط الاقتصادي الذي أسسوا له في مصر كذلك. وبالرغم من محاولة التجار السوريون وأصحاب الحرف البسيطة أن يدرسوا متطلبات السوق المصري وإمكانية دخوله وانخراطهم فيه، إلا أن ذلك لم يكن بالأمر السهل بالنسبة لهم. وقد تنوعت تلك النشاطات بين صناعة وبيع الألبسة الجاهزة النسائية وألبسة الأطفال، وافتتاح المطاعم ال...
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قرض كويتي بـ20 مليون دولار لدعم تعليم الطلاب السوريين في مصر
El Tahrir, 18/12/2015
التقى الدكتور الهلالي الشربيني، وزير التربية والتعليم والتعليم الفني، اليوم الجمعة، وفدًا من الصندوق الكويتى للتنمية الاقتصادية؛ لتمويل مشروعات التعليم بمبلغ 20 مليون دولار. قال الهلالي، إن العلاقة بين مصر والكويت تاريخية، خاصة فيما يتعلق بمجال التعليم، والوزارة تثمن أي جهد من الصندوق الكويتي وتقدره، مشيرًا إلى أن التعليم حق لكل أبناء المجتمع، وأن مصر فتحت مدارسها لكل أبناء الدول العربية، خاصة بعد الأزمات الأخيرة لبعض لدول مثل: "اليمن، و سوريا، والعراق". وأكد الوزير، أنه رغم ما تعاني...
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Starting again: one young man’s heart-breaking journey from Syria to Egypt
Thomas Reuters Foundation, 17/12/2015
Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. As a result of the ongoing civil war in Syria, 300,000 Syrians now live in scattered urban locations across Egypt, facing cramped living conditions and poor access to primary health facilities. Omar is a community worker at a community centre that child rights organisation Plan International Egypt supports in Alexandria. Plan International Egypt is supporting displaced and migrant Syrians in three main areas: education, protection and cash programming. In the dense urban cityscape of Montazah in Egypt’s Alexandria city, Omar*, 22, is preparing a playground for a football match. Setting up the goalposts, he runs excitedly from one end of the ground to the other. Omar is a refugee from Syria who works at a community centre supported by child rights organization Plan International. The...
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الأقصر تستضيف معرض "صنع فى بلاد الشام" لدعم وتسهيل عرض المنتجات السورية
Youm 7, 15/12/2015
تستضيف مدينة الأقصر فى الفترة من 17 من شهر ديسمبر الجارى، وحتى منتصف شهر يناير المقبل 25 عارضًا سوريًا، يعرضون مجموعة من المنتجات السورية فى مجالات الملابس والأقمشة، وتجهيزات العرائس والمفروشات والعبايات الشامية، والمطرزات التى تشتهر بها سوريا وبلاد الشام، وذلك فى إطار معرض "صنع فى الشام" الذى يقام فى إطار الدعم المصرى الدائم للشعب السورى وقضيته. ومن جانبه، صرح رائد وسوف، مدير عام المعرض، إنه سيقام بجانب عرض المنتجات السورية، سيتم عمل جناح خاص للأكلات السورية والشامية، وكذلك بجانب كرنفال ل...
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Why some Syrian refugees see marriage as the only option
Al Monitor, 08/12/2015
It has been almost five years since the Syrian revolution broke out on March 18, 2011. As the conflict between the various factions of the Syrian opposition and the regime of President Bashar al-Assad persists, over 4 million Syrians have fled to regional countries, including Egypt, in hopes of finding a decent future, free of the life-threatening risks that they encounter in Syria. However, these hopes are currently endangered in Egypt. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the country is home to about 160,000 Syrian refugees, and there are offices set up to traffic in Syrian female refugees and arrange for customary marriages between Syrian women and Egyptian men in exchange for a fee. Customary marriage — known as nikah 'urfi — is a type of marriage where the contract is not registered with the state and no witnesses are required. Monitor met with Youss...
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