Syrians

A huge surge in the number of irregular migrants to Europe during 2023

January 31, 2024

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex, revealed a huge increase in the rates of irregular migration to EU countries over the past year, while Syrians came at the forefront of those fleeing, and women and minors constituted 10 percent of the migrants. In a statement, on Tuesday, January 15, the agency stated that […]

Despite the human rights rejection, Cyprus renews its demands for the EU to declare Syria a safe zone

January 29, 2024

The Greek island of Cyprus has renewed its demands to the European Union Commission to consider Syria a safe zone, in light of the continued influx of refugees into its territory, while the United Nations and human rights bodies insist that the conditions in Syria do not allow enabling or facilitating the return of refugees. […]

Syrian refugees hold a “joint art exhibition” in the Netherlands entitled “Love brings us together”

January 25, 2024

Media outlets reported that six Syrian refugee painters held a “joint art exhibition” in the Netherlands, which was widely followed by the public, while the painters confirmed that art is capable of uniting people, despite the abundant differences throughout the world. The Dutch newspaper “Tubantia” mentioned in a report that the Syrian refugees Barsaum Barsauma, […]

A huge surge in the number of asylum seekers in Germany for the third year in a row, and Syrians are at the top

January 17, 2024

The number of people who applied for asylum in Germany last year, 2023, rose to 351,915, an increase of 51.1% compared to the previous year, despite the strict measures taken by the Berlin government recently to stop the flow of refugees. The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees said on Monday, January 9, that […]

Bulgaria arrests 18,000 migrants who tried to cross the border during 2023, most of them Syrians

January 15, 2024

The Bulgarian Ministry of Interior announced the arrest of 18,008 immigrants from non-European Union nationals between January 1 and November 2023, in an attempt to limit the flow of asylum seekers to Europe. The Ministry explained in a statement on January 4 that this number represents an increase of 15.4% compared to 2022. Syrians make […]

German Integration Commissioner criticizes a government decision to end the sponsorship and family reunification program starting next year

December 17, 2023

A government source announced that the “sponsorship” program, which was launched ten years ago, allowed 1,883 Syrians to enter Brandenburg Province to reunite them with their families, from the beginning of this year until the end of last September, is going to come to an end, while State Commissioner for Integration Doris Lemmermeier criticized a […]

Statistic: Half of the migrants to Cyprus this year are Syrians

December 3, 2023

Media outlets have reported that the Syrians who arrived in Cyprus this year constitute about half of the new arrivals to the Mediterranean island, apparently after a rare route to travel to Europe became popular this summer, enabling small boats sailing from Syria to reach Cyprus directly. On Tuesday, November 14, the local Cypriot newspaper […]

Despite the Rise of Radical Currents
6 European Countries are Ideal for Refugees… Sweden and Germany Come to the Forefront

November 26, 2023

By: Seif Ali In response to the emergence of far-right parties and their anti-immigrant stance, the right-wing and centrist parties in many European countries have adopted anti-immigration measures in an attempt to snatch victory from the jaws of radicals. The competition between these political currents that tighten and limit immigration has become in full swing. […]

Intending to seek international protection
A Syrian migrant was shot at the Polish-Belarusian border

November 26, 2023

A 23-year-old Syrian migrant was shot by a Polish soldier while trying to cross the border from Belarus, according to what non-governmental organizations in the region announced, amid human rights accusations against Polish border guards of “racism” and “aggression” toward migrants. On Sunday, November 5, the Polish Prosecutor’s Office confirmed opening an investigation into the […]

Germany accuses two Syrian individuals of planning an attack on a church in Sweden in response to the burning of the Quran

October 29, 2023

German prosecutors accused two Syrian brothers of planning an ISIS-inspired attack on a church in Sweden due to incidents of Quran burning in the country. SVT channel reported that the German authorities in the German city of Hamburg brought charges against the two Syrian brothers, who were arrested in a security operation last April. According […]

Survivors of the migrant boat sinking disaster sue Greece for negligence

October 19, 2023

After surviving the deadliest boat sinking disaster in the Mediterranean Sea in recent years, survivors of the incident have filed a lawsuit against Greek authorities for negligence in protecting the lives of migrants. The boat sank off Greece in June while carrying between 400 and 750 people from Pakistan, Syria and Egypt. Only about 104 […]

After her escape from Syria: Poet Lina Atfah wins the Ruhr Prize for Literature in Germany

October 16, 2023

Syrian poet and writer residing in Germany, Lina Atfah, won the main prize of the Ruhr Competition for Literature, for her collection “Shroud of Butterflies,” as the best work of poetry translated into German. German media say that Atfah, the young woman who has been writing poems since her school days and was forced by […]

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