Europe By Reality Check team BBC News 13 September 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45419466 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check The claim: The deputy leader of the far-right party Alternative for … [Read more...] about Are migrants driving crime in Germany?
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Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA Main problems Syrian women in Turkey face are access to better housing conditions, language and access to employment opportunities, according to a report. “In Turkey, our assessment found that Syrian women generally feel secure, but they face challenges to overcome poverty, access affordable housing and jobs. To overcome these challenges, many Syrian women need Turkish language training, more knowledge about their rights to work and services and access to better housing opportunities,” Dr. Sabine Freizer, United Nations Women Policy Adviser on Governance, Peace and Security told Hürriyet Daily News. The language barrier is a major obstacle that stands in the way of Syrian women from accessing rights and services, according to a needs assessment report undertaken by U.N. Women and the Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (ASAM). The research, funded by the Government of Iceland, is based on structured and in-depth … [Read more...] about 70 pct of Syrian women in Turkey cannot speak Turkish
It’s a regular stop for holidaymakers in Israel. American teenagers, some of them boys in sleeveless basketball tops, cluster on hilltop lookouts in the Golan Heights, a volcanic plateau captured from Syria half a century ago. Visitors ride quad bikes along dusty paths or spend the day touring the area’s vineyards. Signs on the roads warn of the risks to tourists: “Caution – cyclists ahead.” For Syrians on the other side of a fortified perimeter fence, there are more pressing concerns. Thousands have gathered as close to the border as possible, gambling their lives on the assumption that Syrian government forces fighting rebels will not bring the battle too close to Israel. It is no sure bet. From the Israeli-controlled side, the whistle of an unseen jet could be heard and then a sudden, deeper rumble. In the distance, a grey pillar of smoke punched hundreds of metres into the air as the airstrike hit. In a push to retake one of the last insurgent holdouts … [Read more...] about Syrian refugees cling to life on Golan Heights as Assad’s net tightens
By Rob Byrne Seven refugee families from Syria have been welcomed to Kent in the last four months.It brings the total number of vulnerable Syrian families settling in the county to 48, since 2014.The figures, from Kent County Council, are revealed as Refugee Week runs across the UK.The groups have started new lives here as part of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme – a government programme identifying those most at risk in the country’s civil war. The conflict has displaced over half of the Syrian population since it began over seven years ago.The project aims to resettle 20,000 refugees from camps in areas such as Iraq, Jordan and Turkey.Nationally, 11,397 individuals came to the UK as part of the scheme.When the resettlement programme launched in 2014 Kent’s councils were asked to make pledges on how many families they expected to help by 2020.Tunbridge Wells council has taken in seven families so far and pledged to offer sanctuary to a total of 10 … [Read more...] about More Syrian refugees arrive
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency The Turkish province accommodating the highest number of Syrian refugees in the country is Istanbul with 20 percent, according to media monitoring company Ajans Press. In figures that are based on data from the Interior Ministry’s Immigration Office, as well as media reports, as of June some 3.6 million Syrian refugees are hosted in Turkey. Istanbul accommodates 561,159 Syrian refugees, marking the highest number, followed by the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa with 475,782 and the southern province of Hatay with 445,095. Other provinces hosting a high number of Syrian refugees are the western provinces of Bursa and İzmir, the southeastern provinces of Gaziantep and Kilis, the Central Anatolian province of Konya, and the southern provinces of Adana and Mersin. The number of Syrians exceeds 100,000 in all of these provinces. The registered number of Turks in Kilis, on the Turkey-Syria border north of Aleppo, stood at … [Read more...] about 20 percent of Syrian refugees live in Istanbul