The Heat discusses Syria’s civil war and refugee crisis

Refugee and Migrant Crisis

The United Nations World Food Programme announced cuts to a voucher program that feeds 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, citing a lack of funding.

Despite an emergency grant from the United States, many refugees were weighing their options and hoping for better news in the coming days. CCTV America’s Natalie Carney reported from Istanbul.

The Heat discusses Syria\'s civil war and refugee crisis

The United Nations World Food Programme announced cuts to a voucher program that feeds 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, citing a lack of funding.

The Heat interviewed a panel of experts for more on the ongoing civil war in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis across the region.

  • Bill Frelick, director of Human Rights Watch’s refugee program
  • Joelle Eid, communications officer with the United Nations World Food Programme

The Heat panel discusses Syria refugee crisis

The Heat interviewed a panel of experts for more on the ongoing civil war in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis across the region.

The Heat also interviewed Rafif Joueiati, spokeswoman for the network of activists known as the ‘Local Coordinating Committees in Syria,’ and Mahdi Nazemroaya, a research associate with the Center for Research on Globalization.

Rafif Joueiati and Mahdi Nazemroaya on Syria crisis

The Heat also interviewed Rafif Joueiati, spokeswoman for the network of activists known as the ‘Local Coordinating Committees in Syria,’ and Mahdi Nazemroaya, a research associate with the Center for Research on Globalization.