In search of work: creating jobs for Syrian refugees

The war in Syria has raged on for six years, causing a staggering 11 million people to flee for their lives — the largest refugee crisis of our time. More than six million are displaced inside the country, and nearly five million have fled to nearby countries in search of safety. But many, including the 1.7 million Syrians registered in neighbouring Jordan and Lebanon, are living in precarious circumstances.

Syria: Human slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Syria

Index number: MDE 24/5415/2017. At Saydnaya Military Prison, the Syrian authorities have quietly and methodically organized the killing of thousands of people in their custody. Amnesty International’s research shows that the murder, torture, enforced (disappearance and extermination carried out at Saydnaya since 2011 have been perpetrated as part of an attack against the civilian population that has been widespread, as well as systematic, and carried out in furtherance of state policy. We therefore conclude that the Syrian authorities’ violations at Saydnaya amount to crimes against humanity. Amnesty International urgently calls for an independent and impartial investigation into crimes committed at Saydnaya.

Querer es Poder sobre reasentamiento de refugiados sirios.

Oxfam (Oxfam Intermón en España) ha publicado hoy un nuevo informe en el que denuncia que de los casi cinco millones de ciudadanas y ciudadanos sirios refugiados en países vecinos, menos del 3% ha sido reasentado en países ricos. Por el contrario, en muchos países la falta de voluntad política y el aumento de la xenofobia han provocado una reacción negativa contra la población refugiada que huye de la guerra y la violencia. Oxfam Intermón ha revisado las políticas de reasentamiento de ocho países (Alemania, Australia, Canadá, España, Estados Unidos, Países Bajos, Reino Unido y Rusia) y ha concluido que en algunos países los largos procesos, los controles de seguridad y un clima político cada vez más hostil han retrasado la acogida de refugiados sirios. En otros países, sin embargo, se ha registrado un aumento de la voluntad política y de los recursos humanos y financieros, lo que ha favorecido el reasentamiento.

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Syria: cases of suspected civilian casualties in us-led combined joint task force attacks in syria since 23 september 2014 [appendix].

On 28 September 2016 Amnesty International sent a memorandum to the US Department of Defence raising a number of concerns and questions regarding 11 attacks carried out by the US-led Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) in Syria since 23 September 2014.


The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme

This report examines the achievements of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme (the programme) to date, the processes in place to deliver the programme, progress against the targets set, and the risks to future delivery of the programme and whether these are being addressed.


Syria: ‘It breaks the human’: Torture, disease and death in Syria’s prisons

Index number: MDE 24/4508/2016. The experiences faced by detainees in Syria’s detention system are often lethal. An estimated 17,723 people were killed in custody across Syria between 2011 and 2015, with the real number likely to be even higher. Of the 65 former detainees interviewed by Amnesty International for this report, most had witnessed at least one death in custody. All had been tortured and/or otherwise ill-treated.


No lost generation – holding to the promise of education for all Syrian refugees

El conflicto de Siria ha dado lugar a la peor crisis humanitaria del mundo desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial. En torno a 4,8 millones de personas han huido del país como refugiados. Otros 6,6 millones están desplazados en Siria. La población civil del país ha sido sometido a violaciónes generalizadas y sistemáticas de los derechos humanos. Reunidos en la Conferencia de Londres sobre el apoyo a Siria y la región en febrero de 2016, la comunidad internacional reconoció que los esfuerzos actuales para apoyar a la población desplazada y los refugiados de Siria en los países vecinos estaban cayendo muy por debajo de los niveles mínimos requeridos. Las promesas de más de US $ 12 mil millones fueron anunciados. Esas promesas no se han respetado. La brecha entre el compromiso y la entrega está haciendo daño a los niños de Siria. En ninguna parte es la brecha entre la promesa y la entrega más perjudicial que en la educación.


Syria: “Torture was my punishment”: Abductions, torture and summary killings under armed group rule in Aleppo and Idleb, Syria

Index number: MDE 24/4227/2016. While government forces have been responsible for the majority of violations in the conflict in Syria, the situation in the governorates of Aleppo and Idleb is an informative case study of what happens when armed opposition groups gain territorial control and set up quasi-judicial institutions. This briefing documents 24 cases of abductions carried out between 2012 and 2015. It also documents a number of allegations of summary killings carried out by armed groups against civilians, captured members of the Syrian government’s armed forces and security forces, and of pro-government shabiha militias.