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Syrian refugees line up for water at Iraq's Domiz camp.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. aid organizations are decrying what they call ‘‘bafflingly’’ low support for Syrians trapped by war or stranded as refugees across the border.
A young Syrian refugee at an International Rescue Committee women's center in Arsal, a town of 40,000 people in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. As much as 80 percent of those fleeing Syria have settled in urban areas rather than refugee camps.
WASHINGTON — For the first time in the two-year push to topple President Bashar Assad, the United States said Thursday that it will send food and medicine directly to armed Syrian rebels.
Sarah Wayne Callies sits in on a refugee women's job training class at the International Rescue Committee's offices in Atlanta.
Callies recently travelled to Iraq and Jordan to converse with Syrian refugees for the IRC and get a sense what is happening to them.
The mud is an almost constant unpleasant companion for refugees at Domiz camp, northern Iraq, in the winter.
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