Why refugees won’t return to Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s call on Syrian refugees to return to the homeland has sparked many reactions, as some still fear returning to cities and towns occupied by Iranian forces accused of violations and abuses against the locals.

Akhin Ahmed | Refugees | nov. 24, 2020
al-monitor Women and children who fled the Islamic State's embattled holdout of Baghouz wait in the back of a truck in the eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, Feb. 14, 2019. Photo by Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images.

Iraq’s camp closures could leave 100,000 homeless as winter looms

The Norwegian Refugee Council said displaced Iraqis are being forced from their camps with little notice.

Al-Monitor Staff | Refugees | nov. 10, 2020

UN agency for Palestinian refugees runs out of money to pay salaries

The announcement comes as the UN body is strained with increased demands and still reeling from a total funding withdrawal imposed by the Trump administration.

Al-Monitor Staff | Refugees | nov. 9, 2020

Egypt cracks down on Syrian businesses allegedly tied to Brotherhood

Egypt is going after certain Syrian businesses that have flourished, citing national security.

Ayah Aman | Refugees | oct. 3, 2020

Trump administration again slashes refugee admissions to new low

The announcement followed Trump's attack on refugees during a campaign rally in Minnesota.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Refugees | oct. 1, 2020