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Syrian Refugee Crisis: The View From the Turkish Border

World  (tags: middle-east, Refugees&Relief, Syrian refugees, war, society, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', humanrights )

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There are now roughly 200,000 Syrian refugees in 17 camps throughout southeastern Turkey, and this week a Refugees International team visited one such camp in Kilis Province.

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Tamara Hayes (185)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 5:13 pm
The US needs to figure out her priorities. We should be sending as much aid as possible to the Syrian refugees and quit funding useless programs like the F-37. All of that wasted money could be doing some real good instead of sinking our economy even more. Thanks Cal, noted and shared.

Jason S (50)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 6:54 pm
Good posting, thanks

Ira Herson (13)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 7:45 pm
There are some very good points raised in this article. Yes more aid to Syrians in the war zone. Yes get in close to the aid workers to establish a future dialog. However the point that some caution will need to be kept as to where the aid will go. Some organisations that will vie for control are very anti-west.

I admire the Turkish for taking the long view for refugee support and possible integrating the Syrians into their society. I am sorry that Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and others did not do the same for the Palestinians and treating them so badly.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:05 pm
Thank you! I can not understand why we aren't helping the Syrians. (N, P)

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:10 am
Good on Turkey!

pam w (139)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:35 am
Once again...WHERE IS THE U.N.?

. (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:53 am
Great article. Thanks for sharing. Syria needs to be helped in some way before this situation gets out of hand.

Vivien Green (153)
Monday April 8, 2013, 12:13 pm
Shared thank you Cal.

Past Member (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 1:39 pm
Yes what use is the UN I often wonder

Winn A (179)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:19 pm

ilja c (48)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:19 pm
International problems should return and generally solved in UN.

. (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 3:34 pm
When Assad falls, wil these Syrians be willing to leave Turkey, and return to Syria? This is when the trouble will really start.

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:45 pm
Noted, signed and shared

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:46 pm
I meant, noted and shared :)

Patsy Olive (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:07 pm
I don't understand why we don't help them.Thanks Cher

paul m (93)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:05 am

One man (Assad) has so much money and power can cause so much death and pain on his own people.

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:32 am
Noted, thanks.
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