The refugee crisis isn’t about refugees. It’s about us

I was a child refugee, writes the Chinese artist and activist. I know how it feels to live in a camp, robbed of my humanity. Refugees must be seen to be an essential part of our shared humanity

Tulsi Gabbard ‘skeptical’ of Assad’s role in chemical weapons attack

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard on Friday questioned the Trump administration’s assertion that Syria President Bashar Assad gassed innocent civilians this week, casting doubt over the White House’s claim while raising concerns over its response. The third-term Hawaii Democrat told CNN on Friday that she was “skeptical” the Assad regime was responsible for waging a chemical weapons attack…

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Syrian children working in Lebanon face violence and 10-hour days, says IRC

International Rescue Committee finds Syrian refugee children whose parents are unable to get work sometimes toil through the night to support their families

Russia warns US: regime change in Syria could lead to total chaos

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“Liquidating a regime will hardly facilitate successful progress in the fight against terrorism. It can make the region plunge (into) total chaos,” Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, told reporters according to the TASS news agency.

The comments seemed to be in response to a “dissent channel cable” signed by 51 State Department officers in which they advise a Syria policy of military strikes against al-Assad’s government, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported.

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In War, Health Workers Have A Dangerous Profession

The report, the first of its kind to consolidate information on such assaults, was published just three days after a suicide bomber attacked a hospital in the coastal Syrian city of Jableh, killing 43 people, including three doctors and nurses. The blast also damaged the hospital to the point where it was no longer operational.
“We’ve never seen anything like what’s going on in Syria,” Susannah Sirkin, a policy expert for Physicians for Human Rights, told STAT News. “It’s the destruction of an entire advanced healthcare system.” More than 725 of the country’s medical personnel have been killed in the ongoing five-year civil war there.

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