A severe winter storm has hit parts of Jordan and Syria. It has brought snow and freezing temperatures to the region. For many Syrian refugees staying in makeshift accomodation, life just became much more difficult.
This summer, up to 4,000 refugees attempted to reach the EU via Bosnia-Herzegovina. Most remain stranded in camps, facing the prospect of a harsh winter. Frank Hofmann reports from Velika Kladusa.
Syria's offensive to retake the last rebel stronghold of Idlib has been averted, for now. Nevertheless, many refugees still fear for their safety. DW's Julia Hahn reports from the Turkish border town of Reyhanli.
Millions of people have been displaced in the civil war and one-third of the country remains out of government hands. But the Syrian regime is holding local elections across the country to show strength and normalcy.
The US will cut all financing to the UN agency serving 5 million Palestinian refugees. The move comes as the Trump administration seeks to pressure the UN into redefining who is considered a Palestinian refugee.
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