The town that has received, according to the local governor, about 180,000 refugees.
Their advocacy of the "full" right of return of Palestinian refugees means an end to Jewish Israel.
Its long-term priority, understandably, is to bring Assad down, then send the refugees home.
It's normal, if harsh, for countries to put their own interests before those of refugees.
At the time, Khoury was in Beirut, where he helped to open schools for refugees from the country's south.
A great number of these refugees reached Britain, landing mostly at the mouth of the Thames, and sailing up it as far as Reading.
In the early days of the war there were Belgian refugees at Alexandra Palace.
The suffering of the refugees, due to destitution and exposure, was something horrible to think upon.
Finally he said, "Who was he, father, and what did he mean by the refugees of Italy?"
With the breaking of day came the proposition of feeding the refugees.
1680s, from French refugié, noun use of past participle of refugier "to take shelter, protect," from Old French refuge (see refuge). First applied to French Huguenots who migrated after the revocation (1685) of the Edict of Nantes. The word meant "one seeking asylum," till 1914, when it evolved to mean "one fleeing home" (first applied in this sense to civilians in Flanders heading west to escape fighting in World War I). In Australian slang from World War II, reffo.
People who flee a nation, often to escape punishment for their political affiliations or for political dissent.