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Deutsche Welle – Thirty non-governmental organizations have urged nations distant from Syria’s borders to provide long-term sanctuary for at least 180,000 highly endangered refugees. Syria’s neighbors are already sheltering 3.6 million.

Ahead of a United Nations donors’ conference in Geneva, 30 non-governmental organizations, including Save the Children and Islamic Relief, have urged the world to take in a minimum of five percent or 180,000 of those displaced by Syria’s civil-war. (more…)

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2013619152256191734_20(AFP) – Affluent nations have taken in a “pitiful” number of the million of Syrian refugees uprooted by the country’s civil war, placing the burden on Syria’s ill-equipped neighbours, according to Amnesty International.

The London-based rights group, in advance of a December 9 donors’ conference in Geneva, deplored on Friday what it called the shocking failure of rich nations to host refugees. (more…)

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At least 60 people reportedly dead after regime forces drop bombs on Idlib camp housing people displaced by fighting (ALJAZEERA).

At least 60 people reportedly dead after regime forces drop bombs on Idlib camp housing people displaced by fighting (ALJAZEERA).

ALJAZEERA – At least 60 people have been killed and dozens injured, activists say, after a Syrian government helicopter dropped two barrel bombs on a camp for people displaced by fighting in the country’s north, charring some bodies beyond recognition.

The bombs were dropped on a camp near al-Habeet in the northern province of Idlib on Wednesday, mostly killing women and children at the camp, an activist told Al Jazeera. (more…)

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