Syrian War

Video Shows Syrian Boy In 'Don't Shoot' Shirt Hanging From Bombed Building

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada

The carnage in Aleppo continues.

Child Suicide Attempts Have Increased In Syrian Town: Charity

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada

"We don’t need sympathy, we need help in this crisis."

Syria's War Rages On Year After Alan Kurdi's Death

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The two-year-old Syrian boy was immortalized in a chilling photograph that captured the world's attention.

Toronto Air Show Triggers The Trauma Of War

Craig Damian Smith | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Craig Damian Smith

Welcoming refugees into our communities implies a responsibility to provide a safe environment for rehabilitation and integration. Yet this weekend thousands of our neighbours will be exposed to trauma in a spectacle many of us would do away with in the first place. The air show is nothing like a charity bike ride. In a city with a large population of refugee newcomers and people who have experienced the trauma of war it is insulting, invasive, and violent.

Syrians Dying Of Starvation: Reports

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada

The Syrian government has agreed to allow humanitarian assistance into three beleaguered villages.

'We Want To Work,' Says This Syrian Refugee Father

Robert Neufeld | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Impact
Robert Neufeld

In Fahad Tabuck's face, I see a combination of exhaustion, frustration and despair that seems permanently etched into his expression. The 38-year old Syrian refugee looks at least a decade older, having spent the past two years fleeing from his home in Syria with his wife and five children.

A Model Refugee Camp Still Isn't Home For Syrians

Robert Neufeld | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Impact
Robert Neufeld

Azraq Refugee Camp is seen as a model for all future refugee camps. It has schools, a hospital, playgrounds, soccer fields, community centres and even a supermarket. But for the few hundred families already settling in, and for the 100,000 Syrian refugees who will live here when the camp is completed, it's not, and will never be, home.

The Syrians Who Won't Be at This Week's Peace Talks

Tanya Penny | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Tanya Penny

As long-awaited Syria peace talks begin this week, World Vision's Tanya Penny will be watching closely. She has been living alongside Syrian refugees in Jordan for the past two months, telling their stories with words and photographs. Here, Tanya describes the heartbreak that even the camera can't capture.

An Investment Today Could Save a Generation of Syrian Children

David Morley | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Impact
David Morley

UNICEF, Save the Children and World Vision are urging the global community to commit US$1 billion to provide the education, protection, and support Syrian children need to fulfill their potential, and to develop the skills their societies need to create a more sustainable future. This investment could well save a generation.

Please Sir, Can We Have Some War

CP | Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press | Posted 11.02.2013 | Canada

WASHINGTON - Congress is holding its first public hearing about U.S. plans for military intervention in Syria as the Obama administration seeks to con...

UN Wants More Evidence Of Chemical Weapons

CP | Zeina Karam, The Associated Press | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada

BEIRUT - A U.N. report on Syria said Tuesday there are "reasonable grounds" to believe that limited quantities of toxic chemicals have been used as we...

In Syria, Simply Replacing al-Assad is Not Enough

Sally K. Gallagher | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada Politics
Sally K. Gallagher

Replacing Bashar al-Assad in Syria is not sufficient. Shedding known problems for ones that are unknown is difficult. In Damascus, the ancient capital, or Aleppo, the nation's economic hub, exchanging a known set of difficulties (even terrible ones), for an unknown state of affairs is a fearful choice. But after the killing of four senior security officials in the very center of Damascus, the shelling of Damascus and the wholesale bombardment of Aleppo, perhaps the risk of doing nothing will finally outweigh the risk of the unknown.