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Catholic Priest subject to hate campaign for helping Syrian refugees

Catholic Priest subject to hate campaign for helping Syrian refugees

A Catholic priest in Bulgaria has been subjected to a hate campaign for helping a Syrian refugee family. Paolo Cortesi offered lodging to a Syria refugee family but a municipal councillor in Belene, northern Bulgaria, has launched a campaign against his actions. The Syrians, who have been granted refugee status, are considering leaving because they […]

Obama Says the US Should Plan to Take in 10,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year | VICE | United States

Obama Says the US Should Plan to Take in 10,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year | VICE | United States

President Obama has told his administration to gear up for 10,000 Syrian refugees to arrive in the US next year. Obama’s press secretary, Josh Earnest, described the effort as a way to “further scale up our response” to war in Syria, reports ABC. With a relentless stream of refugees needing aid, 10,000 is only a […]

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff welcomes Syrian refugees

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff welcomes Syrian refugees

Brazil is ready to welcome Syrian refugees the country’s President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday, Palestinian newspaper Al-Resalah reported. During her speech to mark Brazilian Independence Day, Rousseff said: “Even in tough times of crisis, such as now, we will welcome refugees with open arms.” She expressed her “government’s willingness to receive those who had […]

Australian Change of heart: Abbott government agrees to accept 12,000 Syrian refugees

Australian Change of heart: Abbott government agrees to accept 12,000 Syrian refugees

Australia will permanently resettle 12,000 refugees from Syria, and begin air strikes on Islamic State targets within the week, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced. Speaking a short time after Coalition MPs met in Canberra on Wednesday to discuss the government’s policy, Mr Abbott described the commitment to take in 12,000 refugees as one of […]

Canada refuses to send military planes to rescue Syrian refugees

Canada refuses to send military planes to rescue Syrian refugees

Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander yesterday rejected a proposal by Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau to send Canadian military planes with security and immigration officials to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria to airlift Syrian refugees out of the region, as it did in 1979 with the Vietnamese boat people. Speaking to Canadian CTV news, […]

The Arab world’s wealthiest nations are doing next to nothing for Syria’s refugees

The Arab world’s wealthiest nations are doing next to nothing for Syria’s refugees

The world has been transfixed in recent weeks by the unfolding refugee crisis in Europe, an influx of migrants unprecedented since World War II. Their plight was chillingly highlighted on Wednesday in the image of a drowned Syrian toddler, his lifeless body lying alone on a Turkish beach. A fair amount of attention has fallen […]

Why Are Syrian Refugees Not fleeing To Super Rich Gulf States: Not Welcome

Why Are Syrian Refugees Not fleeing To Super Rich Gulf States: Not Welcome

As the crisis brews over Syrian refugees trying to enter European countries, questions have been raised over why they are not heading to wealthy Gulf states closer to home. Although those fleeing the Syrian crisis have for several years been crossing into Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey in huge numbers, entering other Arab states especially in […]

Turkish couple feed 4,000 Syrian refugees on wedding day instead of wedding

Turkish couple feed 4,000 Syrian refugees on wedding day instead of wedding

Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat tied the knot in Kilis province on the Syrian border, which is currently home to thousands of refugees fleeing conflict in the neighbouring country. It’s traditional for Turkish weddings to last between Tuesday to Thursday, culminating in a banquet on the last night, but this couple decided they wanted a […]

Pictures of ISIS terrorists intercepting desperate refugees yards from safety

Pictures of ISIS terrorists intercepting desperate refugees yards from safety

ISIS terrorists forced thousands of Syrian refugees trying to escape the extremist-held territory to turn around despite being less than 100 yards from the safety of the Turkish border. Turkish troops watched on helplessly as heavily-armed ISIS terrorists blocked the border crossing at Tal Abyad, where some 13,000 civilians have crossed over the past ten […]

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