$300 million to improve employment opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian refugees
Sep28

$300 million to improve employment opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian refugees

A US$300 million World Bank Group project will support Jordan’s efforts to improve the investment climate, attract investors, reform the country’s labor market and grant access to the Syrian labor force to contribute to Jordan’s economic growth. The Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees Program, approved by the Bank Group’s Board of Directors today, will support trade facilitation and investment promotion...

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Trump son compares Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles
Sep20

Trump son compares Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles

Donald Trump’s eldest son triggered an online storm with a tweet comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl containing an assortment of tainted and untainted candies. “This image says it all,” Donald Trump Jr, 38, wrote Monday, in a tweet showing a picture of a white bowl filled with the popular, rainbow-colored Skittles candies. Written above the image is: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would...

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‘Crisis’ in Lebanon for Syria refugee children out of school
Jul20

‘Crisis’ in Lebanon for Syria refugee children out of school

Mariam Khatib, a 15-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon, says she has just one wish in life — to be able to go back to school. “People are nothing without education,” says the shy teenager, who has not been in a classroom since her family fled the southern Syrian province of Daraa three and a half years ago. “I wish God would grant one wish to me and my siblings — that he opens the door for us to go to...

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KRCS conducts prosthetic procedures on Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Jul11

KRCS conducts prosthetic procedures on Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) launched on Monday (July 11) in Lebanon a campaign to conduct prosthetic procedures on Syrian refugees with severed limbs, a result of a war in their country that remains largely unabated. Head of KRCS’s youth department Dr. Msaad Al-Enezi told KUNA that the society has treated 10 prosthetic cases amongst Syrian refugees.   Moreover, Al-Enezi described the campaign as a humanitarian...

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Lebanon Needs More Financial Aid to Deal With Syrian Refugees
Jul11

Lebanon Needs More Financial Aid to Deal With Syrian Refugees

Lebanon is in need of more international aid to help the country deal with the large influx of Syrian refugees that has swept the country since the start of the Syrian crisis, Lebanese Ambassador to Russia Chawki Bou Nassar told Sputnik. “Of course it’s not enough. Many conferences have been convened on the purpose to offer assistance to the countries hosting refugees. That means Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, mainly. And...

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