All posts tagged Syrian refugees

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September 23, 2014, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

More than 130,000 refugees have flooded into Turkey from Syria in the past few days, as the jihadist group Islamic State bears down on the Syrian border town of Kobane.  […]

The Bulgarian Red Cross and other organisations initiated fund-raising campaigns to assist the Syrian refugees in Bulgaria. International bodies and human rights organisations sharply criticised conditions for refugees in Bulgaria's accommodation shelters, while in some cities and towns, there were demonstrations by residents who did not want refugees accommodated there. Photo: Ben Melrose/V Photo Agency

Only a tiny fraction of refugees in Bulgaria have found jobs

September 23, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Of 4600 refugees in Bulgaria, just 19 have found jobs, going by official figures. In the past four months, the 19 had signed contracts in various area ...


Turkey closes border to Syrian refugees

September 21, 2014, by VOANews

Clashes erupted on September 21 2014 as Turkey closed its border with northern Syria to halt a massive influx of Kurdish refugees fleeing the juggern ...

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‘New evidence’ that Bulgaria forced Syrian asylum-seekers back to Turkey, Human Rights Watch says

September 18, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian border police have in the past month forced Syrian asylum seekers back to Turkey and beaten some of them, Human Rights Watch said on Septemb ...

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    Bulgaria fears new refugee wave from Iraq conflict
    August 19, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Bulgaria could face an even greater inflow of refugees in the coming months, following intensified fighting in Iraq in recent weeks, the country’s caretaker Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on […]

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    Bulgaria detains 63 refugees on boat in Black Sea
    August 18, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Bulgaria’s border police have intercepted 143 refugees attempting to enter the country illegally over the past three days, including 63 on a boat in Bulgaria’s Black Sea territorial waters, the […]

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    Turkey feeling strain from hosting Syrian refugees
    July 24, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkey has maintained an open door policy for people fleeing the conflict in neighboring Syria, but recent violent protests in several cities indicate many Turks are feeling the strain from […]