Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Syrians Flee to South America

Some stories

Syrian refugee flees all the way to Colombia to escape the violence at home
24 June 2013

BOGOTA, Colombia, June 24 (UNHCR) – Millions of Syrians have been displaced internally by their civil war or fled abroad, but few have gone as far as Ahmed to escape the violence. Now he is a refugee in Bogota, learning Spanish so he can support himself in Colombia.

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Argentina: An Exile Destination for Syrians Escaping the Conflict
14 February 2013

The ongoing political conflict in Syria, opposing rebel factions to government forces, has generated an influx of Syrian immigrants to Argentina since its beginning in 2011. Due to the existence of an important Syrian community in the country, many of those who had relatives here chose Argentina as their exile destination, as the lack of security and the paralysation of the economic activity in Syria obliged many families to leave their homeland.

Since the beginning of the conflict, the Argentine consulate in Damascus has seen the number of demands for visas increase by 40%.

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