Garbage piled up in the opposition-held city of Afrin, Syria, in March 2018.
Keeping the water and power on, managing sewers and collecting garbage will help communities shattered by the Syrian civil war rebuild – and keep out the Islamic State, says a former aid official.
Syrian refugees in Haouch El Nabi in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon.
The intricacies of Lebanese politics mean Syrian refugees continue to be scapegoated.
A young boy, part of a Syrian refugee family, arrives in Canada in February 2016.
On this World Children's Day, we need to critically assess how Canada's doing helping young refugees settle into their new homes and their new lives.
To help with the rebuilding of Syria, we need to curb the rising tide of xenophobia online. Syrian refugees get ready to cross back into war-torn Syria from the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal, June 28, 2018.
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One of the World Bank's mandates is to prepare for the physical and human capital reconstructions of post-conflict Syria. But an image reconstruction of Syrians and of Syrian refugees is also needed
Reham (aged nine) and her sister Fatima (age seven) have lived most of their lives as refugees in Lebanon.
Abdul Aziz al-Khalaf
Reham and her family are among an estimated 1.5m Syrian refugees living in limbo in Lebanon.
Children play between tents at a Turkish Red Crescent camp in Syria, May 2018.
Social media can act as the engine room for public engagement with refugees, allowing people to move beyond 'I should do something' to 'I will take action'.
A scene from Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan.
Maps can be an invaluable tool in a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis. A pilot project trained Syrian refugees at a Jordan camp to create their own.
City authorities can take straightforward measures to help refugees settle into cities – and help existing residents at the same time.
Iris scanning technology in use in Jordan.
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From eye-scanners to 3D printers, technology in humanitarian crises can be a positive force for disenfranchised people.
Dr Simon Rosenbaum in Gaziantep, Turkey, with participants in an exercise program for Syrian refugees.
Trust Me, I’m An Expert: how Syrian refugees are using exercise to improve mental health.
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Last year, two researchers flew to Gaziantep in southern Turkey, where about one in four people are Syrian refugees, to explore how exercise might help improve mental health.
Syrian refugees arrive to start a new life in Germany.
Refugees hold religious prejudices against each other too – separating them by religion is not the answer.
Kurdish protestors against the Turkish operation in Afrin outside the EU building in Lebanon on January 28.
The Erdoğan regime's move into northern Syria is being justified in the name of European security.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks past Ivanka Trump at the Women and Development event at the G20 summit in July 2017 in Germany.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making a political career out of burnishing his self-image and convincing the world he's a human rights leader. Do his actions match his words?
A Syrian child drew a picture of helicopters dropping bombs and children dying as a result. The surviving children are crying, while the deceased ones have smiles on their faces.
Syrian refugee children are not getting the care they need in the wake of the trauma they have endured. Here's why that's bad for them and bad for the rest of the world.
Hindu women, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait for their turn to collect aid at refugee camp in September 2017.
AP Photo/Dar Yasin
Today, there are more refugees and displaced people than ever before. Sophisticated analytics could be a game-changer for officials on the front lines of the crisis.
What is the future of Rohingya refugees?
AP Photo/Manish Swarup
The way Bangladesh has taken in Rohingyas stands in stark contrast to Europe, which faced an influx of Syrian refugees in similar numbers. I saw how refugee camps were being run in an efficient manner.
Limitations improve creativity: we think up solutions we would never have thought of in a lab.
Vietnamese at a camp in Guam seeking repatriation, September 1975.
National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 319, Box 19, declassification number 984082
Not all who fled Vietnam at the end of the war wanted to be resettled in the US. But those who returned faced an unwelcoming government.
Refugee rights activists greet a boat arriving in Naples harbour in May 2017.
Refugians living in a loosely-connected set of self-governing units would be given a biometric card called a 'Sesame Pass'.
An aerial shot of discarded life jackets on the Greek island of Lesvos.
In late 2015, 200,000 refugees a month were arriving on the Greek island of Lesvos. Tasos Markou went there to photograph their plight - and ended up joining the locals to help the new arrivals.