14 March 2017

Regional Focus: Syria

As War Enters 7th Year, UNHCR Warns Syria is ‘at a Crossroads’ (UNHCR, March 2017) [text]
- See also related UN News Centre article which notes that the Syrian conflict was "triggered on 15 and 16 March 2011, when authorities clamped down on demonstrations in Damascus, setting off massive anti-Government protests."

*Access Denied: UN Aid Deliveries to Syria’s Besieged and Hard-to-Reach Areas (Physicians for Human Rights, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Before Trump Order, Syrians Already Faced Shrinking Spaces for Refuge (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

Customs and Traditions: Connectors or Dividers for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon?, Syrian Voices Paper, no. 1 (House of Peace, March 2017) [text via UNHCR]
- See also related IIHA blog post

*De Facto Safe Zones Already Exist Along Syria’s Borders (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

The Evacuation of Eastern Aleppo: Humanitarian Obligation or War Crime? (EJIL: Talk Blog, March 2017) [text]

*The Gaps in Lebanon’s New Refugee Policy (Human Rights Watch, March 2017) [text]

Human Rights Abuses and International Humanitarian Law Violations in the Syrian Arab Republic, 21 July 2016- 28 February 2017, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/34/CRP.3 (Human Rights Council, March 2017) [text via Refworld]

*Lebanon's Refugee Policy Reform is Too Little, Too Late (openDemocracy, March 2017) [text]

The Lives and Livelihoods of Syrian Refugees: A Study of Refugee Perspectives and Their Institutional Environment in Turkey and Jordan (ODI, March 2017) [text]
- Note: Focus is on Syrian refugees living outside of camps.

*Syria: Six Years of Crisis - The Challenge of Our Time, 2011-2017 (Human Appeal International , March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Syrian Migrant Crisis You’ve Never Heard of—and Why It Matters Today," Pacific Standard Magazine, 9 March 2017 [text]

Syrian Refugee Crisis in Historical Context, Montreal, 30 Nov. 2016 [access]
- Follow link for video.

What You Need to Know about "Safe Zones" (Intercross Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

What’s the Magic Word? Humanitarian Access and Local Organisations in Syria (ODI, March 2017) [text]

"Why Syrian Refugees Living in Informal Settlements Need the Same Research Protections as US Prisoners," International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, vol. 15, no. 1 (March 2017) [free full-text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Middle East, incl. Syria (2 March 2017)

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