Tag: Syrian refugees

In Jordan, Syrian refugees accepted by U.S. frustrated with Trump action

In Jordan, Syrian refugees accepted by U.S. frustrated with Trump action

| Dale Gavlak | January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Promised resettlement in the United States after escaping death and destruction in their homeland, many Syrian refugees are frustrated and angry over President Donald Trump’s executive action banning their entry to the U.S. until further notice.

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Rescued refugees report hundreds drowned in Mediterranean

Rescued refugees report hundreds drowned in Mediterranean

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The same day Pope Francis brought 12 Syrian refugees to Rome from Greece, a merchant ship rescued 41 refugees, including a 3-year-old child. They told human rights workers they saw as many as 500 others drown when the refugees’ boat sank.

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From nightmare to dream: Syrian refugees thank pope for safety

From nightmare to dream: Syrian refugees thank pope for safety

| Cindy Wooden | April 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

After less than 48 hours in Rome, “dream” is the word used most often by the six Syrian adults Pope Francis brought back to Italy with him from a refugee camp in Greece.

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Pope prays for refugees, brings 12 Syrians back to Rome

Pope prays for refugees, brings 12 Syrians back to Rome

| Cindy Wooden | April 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis’ five-hour visit to Greece ended with him offering safe passage to Italy to 12 Syrian Muslims, half under the age of 18.

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Catholic Charities: Syrian refugees unlikely to settle in state

Catholic Charities: Syrian refugees unlikely to settle in state

| December 1, 2015 | 4 Comments

The likelihood that Minnesota would receive an influx of Syrian refugees is low, said Catholic Charities experts who work with refugee resettlement, but that shouldn’t diminish Christians’ willingness to help and welcome Syrians, or overshadow the needs of refugees from other countries who arrive in Minnesota.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 6, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 6, 2012

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Many Lebanese families have welcomed Syrian families into their own homes. They’re not relatives, they’re just people in need, and they’ve been welcomed. But the welcome is wearing thin.”
— Hessen Sayah, project manager for Syrian refugees for Caritas Lebanon, the local church’s charitable agency, on the flood of refugees fleeing to Lebanon to escape Syria’s civil war

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