U.S Ends Funding To UN’s Palestinian Refugee Agency

The State Department announced Friday that the United States will no longer provide funding to the United Nations’ Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees in the near East – an approximate $0.4 billion annual contribution they’ve made for decades. In their statement, the U.S. called the UNRWA “irredeemably […]

Human Rights Watch Sounds Alarm for Refugees in Greek Centers

A new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) described “appalling”, detention-like conditions for refugees being held in Greek reception centers. The report alleges that pregnant women, new mothers, and survivors of sexual assault, among estimated thousands of others, have been subjected to “living conditions [that] do not meet international standards.” […]

As the Syrian Revolution Comes To an End, The Regions Humanitarian Crisis Worsens

After three weeks of military attacks led by the Syrian government with Russian support, the city of Deraa has been reclaimed from rebels. This governmental success marks a huge milestone towards the end of the revolution in Syria according to Joshua Landis (Director for the Centre of Middle Eastern Studies […]

Act of Unity in Co-ordinated Evacuation of Syrian ‘White Helmets’

The Syrian Civil Defence, a humanitarian group known as ‘White Helmets’ due to their distinctive safety hats, have been evacuated across the Syrian border into Jordan due to the joint-effort of several external powers. About 100 or so of the White Helmet volunteers along with about 300 others including their […]

Will An “Arab NATO” Solve The Iran Problem?

The United States, led by President Donald Trump, is advocating for the creation of a political and military-based alliance to serve as an “Arab NATO “ and act as a strong military force against Iran. The alliance will include the six Gulf Arab states, Egypt, and Jordan. While the idea […]

Fleeing Syrians Turned Away By Israeli Forces

Dozens of Syrians waving white flags approached the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border last Tuesday only to be turned away by the Israeli army. The displaced Syrians stopped 200 meters away from the border fence before Israeli forces told them to leave. The crowd, which included women and children, returned to […]

Jordan Launches Aid Campaign For Deraa Refugees

Since June 17th, the United Nations has estimated that 330,000 Syrian refugees have become displaced due to the battle against Deraa rebels in Syria’s south. On June 19th, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime alongside Russian armed forces commenced their offensive in Deraa and the Quneitra province in southern Syria. According to […]

Rising Tension Between Israel And Syria As Syrian Plane Shot Down

Israel shot down a Syrian plane after the pilot flew close by the Golan Heights. While Syrian authorities claim that the plane was attacking rebel insurgents in their own territory,  Israel claims the plane flew into Israeli airspace. According to the Los Angeles Times, this latest strike adds on to […]