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Humanitarian

Syria’s 4 Million Refugees - 10 Jul 2015
The number of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries has passed 4 million.
MIDEAST-CRISIS/TURKEY-REFUGEES
RTX1GQAC
June 16, 2015
A Syrian refugee holds onto his daughter as he waits to cross into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in...
Sanliurfa, Turkey
ATTENTION EDITORS: A Picture and Its Story: A Father Begs for Help
A Syrian refugee holds onto his daughter as he waits to cross into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 15, 2015.REUTERS/Umit Bektas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Umit Bektas: The man in the picture was gesturing to all of us on the other side of the barbed wire, asking the soldiers, officials and media for help. He was far from the only one: countless people were begging to be let across the border. These refugees had rushed from the town of Tel Abiad because they were expecting fighting between Isis and Kurdish forces.
“Take us in, we’re dying here,” I heard someone say.
The baby girl in his arms looked terrified. She was so young but there was something in her eyes…  it seemed like she knew what was going on. She wasn’t crying, even though she was hanging on to the barbed wire, also in spite of the heat, the shouting and chaos around her. There she was with her big eyes, looking out. It appeared to me that was in shock.
A few minutes after I took this photo the Turkish officials and military allowed these people to cross the border into Turkey. They arrived dehydrated, desperate to drink water and cool down.
There was a complete lack of facilities: no water, no toilets, no shade, no buildings at all. When I captured this image it was midday and the heat was intense, at more than 30 degrees Celsius. NGOs and soldiers had started to throw bottles of water across but it was obvious that there wasn’t enough to go round.
There are tens of thousands of children who are suffering like the girl in this image - she is just one of them.
MIDEAST-CRISIS/JORDAN
RTX1JQJU
July 09, 2015
A Syrian refugee child, who has been living in Jordan with their family's since 2.5 years after fleeing...
Madaba, Jordan
A Syrian refugee child, who has been living in Jordan with their family's since 2.5 years after fleeing...
A Syrian refugee child, who has been living in Jordan with their family's since 2.5 years after fleeing the violence in their Syrian hometown of Idlib, poses in front of their family residence in Madaba city, near Amman, Jordan, July 9, 2015. The number of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries has passed 4 million, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday, adding that the total was on course to reach 4.27 million by the end of 2015. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-WEATHER
RTR4KKD8
January 08, 2015
A Syrian refugee girl stands behind a door at a makeshift settlement in the village of Ketermaya, south...
KETERMAYA, Lebanon
A Syrian refugee girl stands behind a door at a makeshift settlement in the village of Ketermaya, south...
A Syrian refugee girl stands behind a door at a makeshift settlement in the village of Ketermaya, south of Beirut January 8, 2015. A storm buffeted the Middle East with blizzards, rain and strong winds on Wednesday, keeping people at home across much of the region and raising concerns for Syrian refugees facing freezing temperatures in flimsy shelters. Snowfall and gales in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley destroyed some refugee tents. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CONFLICT)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/REFUGEES
RTX1H5CI
June 18, 2015
A Syrian refugee woman from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad and her children wait while spending...
Sanliurfa
A Syrian refugee woman from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad and her children wait while spending...
A Syrian refugee woman from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad and her children wait while spending the day in Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 18, 2015. Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of last year, the highest ever recorded number, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday. UNHCR said Syria, where conflict has raged since 2011, was the world's biggest source of internally displaced people and refugees. There were 7.6 million displaced people in Syria by the end of last year and almost 4 million Syrian refugees, mainly living in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. REUTERS/Umit Bektas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MIDEAST-CRISIS/
RTX1H54P
June 18, 2015
Asmaa, the daughter of Abdul Rahaman al-Sarhan, a blind Syrian refugee, poses with her toy as she plays...
Zarqa, Jordan
Asmaa, the daughter of Abdul Rahaman al-Sarhan, a blind Syrian refugee, poses with her toy as she plays...
Asmaa, the daughter of Abdul Rahaman al-Sarhan, a blind Syrian refugee, poses with her toy as she plays in her family home in the city of Zarqa, Jordan, June 18, 2015. Sarhan and his family of seven fled from their home in Damascus to Jordan about two and a half years ago. After the World Food Program reduced their humanitarian aid vouchers, Sarhan's sons, Jaber, 15, and Mohammad, 13, had to leave school in Zarqa in Jordan, to find jobs to help feed the family. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
GREECE-IMMIGRANTS/
RTX1D0SM
May 14, 2015
Kurdish Syrian immigrant Sahin Serko cries next to his 7 year-old daughter Ariana minutes after crossing...
IDOMENI, Macedonia
Kurdish Syrian immigrant Sahin Serko cries next to his 7 year-old daughter Ariana minutes after crossing...
Kurdish Syrian immigrant Sahin Serko cries next to his 7 year-old daughter Ariana minutes after crossing the border into Macedonia, along with another 45 Syrian immigrants, near the Greek village of Idomeni in Kilkis prefecture May 14, 2015. Hundreds of mostly Afghan, Syrian, and African immigrants cross daily from Greece into Macedonia on their way to northern European countries; most of them are turned back by Macedonian border guards. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SYRIA-CRISIS/KERRY-REFUGEES
RTX11QHF
July 18, 2013
An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq July 18, 2013. U.S....
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan
An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq
An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq July 18, 2013. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spent about 40 minutes with half a dozen refugees who vented their frustration at the international community's failure to end Syria's more than two-year-old civil war, while visiting the camp that holds roughly 115,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan about 12 km (eight miles) from the Syrian border. REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/Pool (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/UN-REFUGEES
RTX1H12X
June 18, 2015
Syrian refugee children from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad sit under a make shift tent pitched...
Sanliurfa
Syrian refugee children from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad sit under a make shift tent pitched...
Syrian refugee children from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad sit under a make shift tent pitched up next to a truck in Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 18, 2015. Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of last year, the highest ever recorded number, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday. UNHCR said Syria where conflict has raged since 2011, was the world's biggest source of internally displaced people and refugees. There were 7.6 million displaced people in Syria by the end of last year and almost 4 million Syrian refugees, mainly living in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. REUTERS/Umit Bektas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MIDEAST-CRISIS/REFUGEES
RTX1HK3Q
June 22, 2015
A Syrian refugee woman sits on the side of a road that leads to the Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa...
Sanliurfa
A Syrian refugee woman sits on the side of a road that leads to the Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa...
A Syrian refugee woman sits on the side of a road that leads to the Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 22, 2015, as she waits to return to her home in the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

MIDEAST-CRISIS/TURKEY-REFUGEES
RTX1GKFT
June 15, 2015
Syrian refugees walk to cross into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June...
Sanliurfa, Turkey
Syrian refugees walk to cross into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey
Syrian refugees walk to cross into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 15, 2015. On Sunday, Turkish authorities reopened the border after a few days of closure, a security source said, adding that they expected as many as 10,000 people to come across. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
MIDEAST-CRISIS/
RTR4EUU7
November 20, 2014
A Kurdish refugee girl, who is from the Syrian town of Kobani, stands in a refugee camp in the border...
SURUC, Turkey
A Kurdish refugee girl, who is from the Syrian town of Kobani, stands in a refugee camp in the border...
A Kurdish refugee girl, who is from the Syrian town of Kobani, stands in a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province November 20, 2014. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-REFUGEES
RTR4EK81
November 18, 2014
A Syrian refugee girl stands outside a tent at a refugee camp in Zahle in the Bekaa valley November 18,...
ZAHLE, Lebanon
A Syrian refugee girl stands outside a tent at a refugee camp in Zahle in the Bekaa valley
A Syrian refugee girl stands outside a tent at a refugee camp in Zahle in the Bekaa valley November 18, 2014. In October, Lebanon, which has the highest per capita concentration of refugees in the world at one in four residents, said it could not cope with more than one million Syrians and has asked for funds to help look after them. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/TURKEY-REFUGEES
RTX1GKWZ
June 15, 2015
Syrian refugees carry their belongings as they cross into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa...
Sanliurfa, Turkey
Syrian refugees carry their belongings as they cross into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa...
Syrian refugees carry their belongings as they cross into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 15, 2015. On Sunday, Turkish authorities reopened the border after a few days of closure, a security source said, adding that they expected as many as 10,000 people to come across. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
MIDEAST-CRISIS/TURKEY-REFUGEES
RTX1GKWI
June 15, 2015
A Syrian refugee woman carries her belongings as she crosses into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa...
Sanliurfa, Turkey
A Syrian refugee woman carries her belongings as she crosses into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa...
A Syrian refugee woman carries her belongings as she crosses into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 15, 2015. On Sunday, Turkish authorities reopened the border after a few days of closure, a security source said, adding that they expected as many as 10,000 people to come across. REUTERS/Umit Bektas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-JORDAN
RTR4TFB1
March 15, 2015
Syrian refugee children, mostly from Idlib but have been living in Jordan for 2.5 years since after fleeing...
Madaba, Jordan
Syrian refugee childrenm who now live in Jordan after fleeing the violence in Syria, are seen in an informal...
Syrian refugee children, mostly from Idlib but have been living in Jordan for 2.5 years since after fleeing the violence in Syria with their families, are seen in an informal tented settlement in Madaba city, near Amman March 13, 2015. March 15 marks the fourth anniversary of peaceful protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that started of the devastating conflict. After a government crackdown, the war has expanded into a civil conflict with regional backers. The conflict has killed some 200,000 people, created more than 3.9 million refugees, mostly in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, and displaced 7.6 million people within Syria, U.N. figures show. Picture taken March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
RTX1GEOB
June 14, 2015
Syrian refugees disembark from a Greek ferry after arriving in the port of Piraeus near Athens June 14,...
Piraeus, Greece
Syrian refugees disembark from a Greek ferry after arriving in the port of Piraeus near Athens
Syrian refugees disembark from a Greek ferry after arriving in the port of Piraeus near Athens June 14, 2015. Over 1,800 predominantly Syrian refugees and other immigrants who crossed the sea from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Lesvos were ferried to Athens after the Greek authorities supplied them with temporary documents. An average of 600 migrants were arriving in Greece by sea each day, many of them fleeing poverty and conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Libya, at a time when the Athens government is facing its own economic crisis, said the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR. Around 42,000 migrants arrived in Greece this year, six times the same period last year, the UNHCR said. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
MIDEAST-CRISIS/
RTR4EJL0
November 18, 2014
Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani wait for their teacher in a make-shift classroom...
SURUC, Turkey
Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani wait for their teacher in a make-shift classroom...
Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani wait for their teacher in a make-shift classroom at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT SOCIETY EDUCATION)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/REFUGEES
RTX1H7JG
June 19, 2015
A Syrian refugee woman from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad and her children wait while spending...
Sanliurfa, Turkey
A Syrian refugee woman from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad and her children wait while spending...
A Syrian refugee woman from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad and her children wait while spending the day in Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 19, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE
RTX1GEQD
June 14, 2015
A Syrian refugee woman sits in a bus after after arriving in the port of Piraeus near Athens June 14,...
Piraeus, Greece
Syrian refugee woman sits in a bus after after arriving in the port of Piraeus near Athens
A Syrian refugee woman sits in a bus after after arriving in the port of Piraeus near Athens June 14, 2015. Over 1,800 predominantly Syrian refugees and other immigrants who crossed the sea from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Lesvos were ferried to Athens after the Greek authorities supplied them with temporary documents. An average of 600 migrants were arriving in Greece by sea each day, many of them fleeing poverty and conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Libya, at a time when the Athens government is facing its own economic crisis, said the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR. Around 42,000 migrants arrived in Greece this year, six times the same period last year, the UNHCR said. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SYRIA-CRISIS/TURKEY-REFUGEES
RTX1FXA2
June 10, 2015
Syrian refugees wait for transportation after crossing into Turkey from the Syrian town of Tal Abyad,...
Sanliurfa, Turkey
Syrian refugees wait for transportation after crossing into Turkey from the Syrian town of Tal Abyad,...
Syrian refugees wait for transportation after crossing into Turkey from the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, near Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 10, 2015. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
MIDEAST-CRISIS/
RTR4EJJH
November 18, 2014
A Kurdish refugee woman from the Syrian town of Kobani washes her daughter at a refugee camp in the border...
SURUC, Turkey
A Kurdish refugee woman from the Syrian town of Kobani washes her daughter at a refugee camp in the border...
A Kurdish refugee woman from the Syrian town of Kobani washes her daughter at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/REFUGEES
RTX1GV5V
June 17, 2015
Syrian refugee children wait to cross to the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad as they return to their...
Sanliurfa, Turkey
Syrian refugee children wait to cross to the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad as they return to their...
Syrian refugee children wait to cross to the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad as they return to their homes, at the Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MIDEAST-CRISIS/REFUGEES
RTR4GIW4
December 03, 2014
Syrian refugees warm themselves around a fire in Hacibayram district of Ankara November 21, 2014. Syrian...
Ankara, U.S. Virgin Islands
Syrian refugees warm themselves around a fire in Hacibayram district of Ankara
Syrian refugees warm themselves around a fire in Hacibayram district of Ankara November 21, 2014. Syrian refugees across the Middle East, some in exile for a fourth winter, face freezing temperatures, hunger and increasing hostility from locals as governments struggle to cope with the humanitarian crisis. Lebanon and Jordan are tightening their borders to stem the flow of those trying to escape whilst in Turkey, widely praised for hosting around half Syria's estimated 3.2 million refugees, the influx threatens to upset the country's delicate social balance. Picture taken November 21, 2014. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST)
MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-KURDS
RTR4NRYP
February 01, 2015
A Kurdish refugee baby from the Syrian town of Kobani sleeps as others stand around her at a refugee...
Sanliurfa, Turkey
A Kurdish refugee baby from the Syrian town of Kobani sleeps as others stand around her at a refugee...
A Kurdish refugee baby from the Syrian town of Kobani sleeps as others stand around her at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province February 1, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
MIDEAST-SYRIA/KOBANI-YPG
RTR4NXPW
February 02, 2015
Kurdish refugee girls from the Syrian town of Kobani walk at a refugee camp in the Turkish border town...
Sanliurfa, Turkey
Kurdish refugee girls from the Syrian town of Kobani walk at a refugee camp in the Turkish border town...
Kurdish refugee girls from the Syrian town of Kobani walk at a refugee camp in the Turkish border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province February 2, 2015. The Syrian Kurdish militia that drove Islamic State militants from Kobani with the help of U.S.-led air strikes said on Monday the radical Islamist group may now open new fronts against it in northeastern Syria. Redur Xelil, spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia, said Islamic State forces were collapsing around Kobani, a town at the border with Turkey that became a focal point for the U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State in Syria. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
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