Report: Syrian refugees face ‘new level of hopelessness’ as border controls tighten

By Hugh Naylor, November 13, 2014

BEIRUT — Syrians seeking to escape their country’s multiple conflicts face “a new level of hopelessness” as neighboring nations increasingly close their borders to refugees, a report said Thursday.

The overall conclusions are not new as the region struggles with an unprecedented refu­gee crisis that began with the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in 2011 and has deepened with advances by the Islamic State militant group.

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