Making Contact

Making Contact – December 20, 2013

Over 2 million Syrians have been displaced by that country’s ongoing civil war. Neighboring countries are overwhelmed with refugees. So where else to turn? Heading to more affluent nations isn’t so easy. On this edition, we meet refugees who’ve fled Syria to Turkey, Sweden, and Thailand. They’re trying to navigate a fragmented global refugee policy, in a time of extreme need

Ahmad Dabbagh, Ayham Al Fares, Sania, Kais Badro, Syria refugees; Sarah, Abu Mohammad, Hassan, Palestinian refugees from Syria; Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International Turkey researcher; Sanna Vestin, Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups chairman; Gregor Noll, Lund University professor of international law, Anoop Sukumaran, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network coordinator, Patra Jirawisan, Thai Committee for Refugees Foundation Policy & Research Officer, Mother Agnes Mariam, Mother Superior of St. James the Mangled Monastery in Qara, Syria.

More information:

Amnesty International 

The Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups (FARR)

Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network

Thai Committee for Refugees Foundation

Mother Agnes Mariam

Syrian Refugees

International Rescue Committee-Syria

Articles & Books:

The Future of Syria-UNHCR

Where are Syria’s refugees going?

In Surprisingly Bold Move, Sweden Offers a Home to All Syrian Refugees

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