To address the Mediterranean migrant crisis, the EU is seeking closer partnerships with North African states.
Despite the inherent challenges of finding a long-term solution to Lebanon’s refugee crisis, its focus on short-term responses could worsen social and political cleavages and foster new forms of marginalization.
The flow of migrants to Europe has increased dramatically over the past year even as their trips become more dangerous.
Warring parties in Syria have weaponized aid by granting or withholding humanitarian access, complicating the work of aid organizations.
In Ain al-Hilweh, Islamist militants are working alongside the PLO and pro-Syrian factions to prevent allies of the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra from dragging the camp into war.
More coordination between international donors, the public sector, and civil society actors could fill gaps in education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
The fighting in Benghazi has ravaged its infrastructure, including schools, leaving 50 percent of the city’s children unable to resume their education.
African migrants making their way to Europe are caught in Libya in a humanitarian crisis of insufficient aid and worsening detention conditions.
After several setbacks outside of Damascus, Assad’s regime has turned to fighting terrorists operating near or inside Yarmouk refugee camp, while its residents are trapped between the two assaults.
The international community has heavily invested in the armed forces of Syria’s neighbors, but hard security cannot be achieved without more robust humanitarian aid.
New rules restricting the entry of Syrians into Lebanon are only a stopgap measure in the government’s effort to curb and ultimately control the refugee population.
The inability of the Lebanese state to figure out where Arsal stands has made public and state perceptions increasingly hostile toward the town.
Lebanon has so far avoided an economic and security collapse since the start of the Syrian crisis, but major challenges remain.
Jordan’s attempt to prioritize Syrian and Iraqis refugees leaves its other asylum seekers underserved.
Fears of a potential shift in Lebanon’s confessional balance are driving power brokers to enact harsher restrictions on incoming Syrian refugees.
Drawn into the Syrian conflict, Palestinian refugees in Yarmouk are turning to social media to generate support and to hold their divided leadership and the international community accountable.
Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Egypt have become a pawn in the government's fight against the Muslim Brotherhood.
Economic and demographic strains from the Syrian refugee crisis are impacting Jordan’s own domestic balance of power.
Given the grim prospects for resolving the crisis in Mali, North African governments will have to look South on security matters for years to come.
The Syrian crisis has revealed the far-reaching and fundamental disagreements among Lebanon’s Christian parties.