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U.S. Exceeds Resettlement Target of 10,000 Syrian Refugees

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics,Syria

Announces that, as of August 29, 2016, the U.S. had admitted 10,172 Syrian refugees to the U.S in response to the Obama administration’s promise to increase the number of admitted refugees by September 30, 2016.  From the International Organization for Migration


Children and Armed Conflict: Report of the Secretary General

Categories: Afghanistan,Children,Crime/Justice,Iraq,Sex Issues,Sudan,Syria,Terrorism,United Nations

Annual report on the impact of war on children.  Annexes to the report which covers 2015 include information about parties that recruit and use children as warriors, sexual violence against children, attacks on schools and hospitals, and the abduction of children.  From the United Nations Security Council


Counting Casualties in Syria and Iraq: Process and Challenges

Categories: Births/Deaths,Iraq,Syria

Discusses the difficulties of collecting war-related casualty data in both countries and provides an overview of some of the current estimates available from selected organizations. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Fact Sheet: EU-Turkey Agreement

Categories: European Union,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Syria,Turkey\

Provides a question and answer format to explain the deal between the European Union and Turkey to end irregular migration of refugees from Syria to Europe and provide incentives for Turkey to house the refugees. From the European Commission


EU and Turkey Agree [on] European Response to Refugee Crisis

Categories: European Union,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Syria,Turkey

Presents details of agreement between the European Union nations and Turkey on the treatment of Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe. From the European Commission


Atrocities Prevention Report

Describes targeting of and attacks against civilians, including members of religious and ethnic groups, in the Middle East and Burma. Includes specific discussion of actions in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Burma, and U.S. government responses. From the State Department


Next Operational Steps in EU-Turkey Cooperation in the Field of Migration

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Turkey

Describes steps to be taken by the European Union and Turkey to stem the flow of refugees from the Middle East to Europe. Proposes six principles for promoting EU-Turkey cooperation in dealing with refugees. From the European Commission


Islamic State and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Iraq,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Terrorism

Provides background on the Islamic State organization, discussing its goals, operations, and affiliates, as well as U.S. legislative and policy debates. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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