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Syria Unrest

Refugees in Bulgaria - 21 Jan 2014
Images from Bulgaria of Syrian refugees.

According to UNHCR, Bulgaria is currently hosting some 8,800 asylum seekers and refugees, around two-thirds of them being Syrians.
SYRIA-CRISIS/BULGARIA
RTX17O0U
January 21, 2014
Syrian refugee children react to being photographed at a refugee centre in the town of Harmanli, some...
HARMANLI, Bulgaria
Syrian refugee children react to being photographed at a refugee centre in Harmanli
Syrian refugee children react to being photographed at a refugee centre in the town of Harmanli, some 250 km (155 miles) southeast of Sofia January 21, 2014. The Bulgarian army has started to build 30-km long fencing at the border with Turkey to prevent an influx of illegal immigrants, mainly asylum seekers from Syria, according to local media. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS CONFLICT)
SYRIA-CRISIS/BULGARIA
RTX17O0Q
January 21, 2014
A Syrian refugee girl plays on a swing at a refugee centre in the town of Harmanli, some 250 km (155...
HARMANLI, Bulgaria
A Syrian refugee girl plays on a swing at a refugee centre in Harmanli
A Syrian refugee girl plays on a swing at a refugee centre in the town of Harmanli, some 250 km (155 miles) southeast of Sofia January 21, 2014. The Bulgarian army has started to build 30-km long fencing at the border with Turkey to prevent an influx of illegal immigrants, mainly asylum seekers from Syria, according to local media. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS EDUCATION CONFLICT)
SYRIA-CRISIS/BULGARIA
RTX17O0T
January 21, 2014
A Syrian refugee boy plays with a ball at a refugee centre in the town of Harmanli, some 250 km (155...
HARMANLI, Bulgaria
A Syrian refugee boy plays with a ball at a refugee centre in Harmanli
A Syrian refugee boy plays with a ball at a refugee centre in the town of Harmanli, some 250 km (155 miles) southeast of Sofia January 21, 2014. The Bulgarian army has started to build 30-km long fencing at the border with Turkey to prevent an influx of illegal immigrants, mainly asylum seekers from Syria, according to local media. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS CONFLICT)
BULGARIA/
RTX17O0J
January 21, 2014
Syrian refugee children attend a math class at a refugee centre in the town of Harmanli, some 250 km...
HARMANLI, Bulgaria
Syrian refugee children attend a math class at a refugee centre in Harmanli
Syrian refugee children attend a math class at a refugee centre in the town of Harmanli, some 250 km (155 miles) southeast of Sofia January 21, 2014. The Bulgarian army has started to build 30-km long fencing at the border with Turkey to prevent an influx of illegal immigrants, mainly asylum seekers from Syria, according to local media. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS EDUCATION)
BULGARIA/
RTX16B1P
December 09, 2013
Elderly Syrian women walk in the backyard of a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 km (173 miles) east of Sofia,...
HARMANLI, Bulgaria
Elderly Syrian women walk in the backyard of a refugee camp in Harmanli
Elderly Syrian women walk in the backyard of a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 km (173 miles) east of Sofia, December 9, 2013. According to UNHCR, Bulgaria is currently hosting some 8,800 asylum seekers and refugees, around two-thirds of them being Syrians. Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country, on average receives only around 1,000 asylum seekers and refugees a year. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS)
BULGARIA/
RTX16B1I
December 09, 2013
A Syrian child plays on the ground in front of tents erected at a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 km (173...
HARMANLI, Bulgaria
A Syrian child plays on the ground in front of tents erected at a refugee camp in Harmanli
A Syrian child plays on the ground in front of tents erected at a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 km (173 miles) east of Sofia, December 9, 2013. According to UNHCR, Bulgaria is currently hosting some 8,800 asylum seekers and refugees, around two-thirds of them being Syrians. Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country, on average receives only around 1,000 asylum seekers and refugees a year. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS)
BULGARIA/
RTX16B1G
December 09, 2013
A Syrian mother holds her child inside a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 km (173 miles) east of Sofia,...
HARMANLI, Bulgaria
A Syrian mother holds her child inside a refugee camp in Harmanli
A Syrian mother holds her child inside a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 km (173 miles) east of Sofia, December 9, 2013. According to UNHCR, Bulgaria is currently hosting some 8,800 asylum seekers and refugees, around two-thirds of them being Syrians. Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country, receives only around 1,000 asylum seekers and refugees a year. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS)
BULGARIA/
RTX16B15
December 09, 2013
A Syrian child peers over a fence at a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 km (173 miles) east of Sofia, December...
HARMANLI, Bulgaria
A Syrian child peers over a fence at a refugee camp in Harmanli
A Syrian child peers over a fence at a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 km (173 miles) east of Sofia, December 9, 2013. According to UNHCR, Bulgaria is currently hosting some 8,800 asylum seekers and refugees, around two-thirds of them being Syrians. Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country, receives only around 1,000 asylum seekers and refugees a year. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BULGARIA/
RTX16B19
December 09, 2013
Refugees are seen through the window of a bus as they arrive at a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 km (173...
HARMANLI, Bulgaria
Refugees are seen through the window of a bus as they arrive at a refugee camp in Harmanli
Refugees are seen through the window of a bus as they arrive at a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 km (173 miles) east of Sofia, December 9, 2013. According to UNHCR, Bulgaria is currently hosting some 8,800 asylum seekers and refugees, around two-thirds of them being Syrians. Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country, receives only around 1,000 asylum seekers and refugees a year. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS)
BULGARIA/
RTX16B1R
December 09, 2013
A Syrian boy walks along a corridor inside a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 km (173 miles) east of Sofia,...
HARMANLI, Bulgaria
A Syrian boy walks along a corridor inside a refugee camp in Harmanli
A Syrian boy walks along a corridor inside a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280 km (173 miles) east of Sofia, December 9, 2013. According to UNHCR, Bulgaria is currently hosting some 8,800 asylum seekers and refugees, around two-thirds of them being Syrians. Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country, on average receives only around 1,000 asylum seekers and refugees a year. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS)
BULGARIA/
RTX16B00
December 09, 2013
A Syrian woman looks out of the window of a container at a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280km (174 miles)...
HARMANLI, Bulgaria
A Syrian woman looks out of the window of a container at a refugee camp in Harmanli
A Syrian woman looks out of the window of a container at a refugee camp in Harmanli, 280km (174 miles) east of Sofia December 9, 2013. Bulgaria is currently hosting some 8,800 asylum seekers and refugees, around two-thirds of them being Syrians, according to the UNHCR. Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country, on average receives only around 1,000 asylum seekers and refugees a year. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/BULGARIA
RTX17O03
January 21, 2014
A volunteer (C) distributes humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees at a refugee centre in the town of Harmanli,...
HARMANLI, Bulgaria
A volunteer distributes humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees at a refugee centre in the town of Harmanli...
A volunteer (C) distributes humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees at a refugee centre in the town of Harmanli, some 250 km (155 miles) southeast of Sofia January 21, 2014. The aid was donated by Polish activists and distributed in coordination with Bulgarian volunteers. The Bulgarian army has started to build 30-km long fencing at the border with Turkey to prevent an influx of illegal immigrants, mainly refuge seekers from Syria, according to local media. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS)
BULGARIA/
RTX16M06
December 17, 2013
Syrian refugee children sit on boxes with humanitarian aid before its distribution by volunteers of the...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Syrian refugee children sit on boxes with humanitarian aid before its distribution by volunteers of the...
Syrian refugee children sit on boxes with humanitarian aid before its distribution by volunteers of the Bulgarian Red Cross at a refugee centre in Sofia December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY)
BULGARIA/
RTX16M0A
December 17, 2013
A volunteer (L) of the Bulgarian Red Cross entertains Syrian refugee children as they wait for a distribution...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Volunteer of the Bulgarian Red Cross entertains Syrian refugee children as they wait for a distribution...
A volunteer (L) of the Bulgarian Red Cross entertains Syrian refugee children as they wait for a distribution of humanitarian aid at a refugee centre in Sofia December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY)
BULGARIA/
RTX1623K
December 03, 2013
A Syrian girl waits outside as the Bulgarian Red Cross distributes medical supplies to refugees at the...
Sofia, Bulgaria
A Syrian girl waits outside as the Bulgarian Red Cross distributes medical supplies to refugees at the...
A Syrian girl waits outside as the Bulgarian Red Cross distributes medical supplies to refugees at the recently open shelter in Vrazhdebna, near Sofia December 3, 2013. More than 9,800 people, mainly from Syria, have sought asylum in Bulgaria, the poorest country in the European Union, this year, a total that the Interior Ministry says may reach 11,200 by the end of 2013 - a sharp rise from 1,380 last year. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS)
BULGARIA/
RTX1623L
December 03, 2013
A Syrian man holds his child as he waits for medical supplies at a recently opened shelter in Vrazhdebna,...
Sofia, Bulgaria
A Syrian man holds his child as he waits for medical supplies at a recently opened shelter in Vrazhdebna,...
A Syrian man holds his child as he waits for medical supplies at a recently opened shelter in Vrazhdebna, near Sofia December 3, 2013. More than 9,800 people, mainly from Syria, have sought asylum in Bulgaria, the poorest country in the European Union, this year, a total that the Interior Ministry says may reach 11,200 by the end of 2013 - a sharp rise from 1,380 last year. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BULGARIA/
RTX1623H
December 03, 2013
A Syrian mother holds her child as the Bulgarian Red Cross distributes medical supplies to refugees at...
Sofia, Bulgaria
A Syrian mother holds her child as the Bulgarian Red Cross distributes medical supplies to refugees at...
A Syrian mother holds her child as the Bulgarian Red Cross distributes medical supplies to refugees at a recently open shelter in Vrazhdebna, near Sofia December 3, 2013. More than 9,800 people, mainly from Syria, have sought asylum in Bulgaria, the poorest country in the European Union, this year, a total that the Interior Ministry says may reach 11,200 by the end of 2013 - a sharp rise from 1,380 last year. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS)
BULGARIA/
RTX1623O
December 03, 2013
Syrian women wait as the Bulgarian Red Cross distributes medical supplies to refugees at a recently opened...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Syrian women wait as the Bulgarian Red Cross distributes medical supplies to refugees at a recently opened...
Syrian women wait as the Bulgarian Red Cross distributes medical supplies to refugees at a recently opened shelter in Vrazhdebna, near Sofia December 3, 2013. More than 9,800 people, mainly from Syria, have sought asylum in Bulgaria, the poorest country in the European Union, this year, a total that the Interior Ministry says may reach 11,200 by the end of 2013 - a sharp rise from 1,380 last year. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS)
BULGARIA-REFUGEES/
RTX15OGQ
November 22, 2013
A Syrian refugee woman nurses her ill son at a refugee camp as they wait for the visit of Kristalina...
Sofia, Bulgaria
A Syrian refugee woman nurses her ill son at a refugee camp as they wait for the visit of Georgieva and...
A Syrian refugee woman nurses her ill son at a refugee camp as they wait for the visit of Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response and Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in Sofia November 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST)
BULGARIA-REFUGEES/
RTX15OG8
November 22, 2013
Syrian refugee children play outside a refugee camp in Sofia November 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Syrian refugee children play outside a refugee camp in Sofia
Syrian refugee children play outside a refugee camp in Sofia November 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BULGARIA-REFUGEES/
RTX15OGM
November 22, 2013
A Syrian refugee boy plays inside lockers at a corridor of a refugee camp during the visit of Kristalina...
Sofia, Bulgaria
A Syrian refugee boy plays inside lockers at a corridor of a refugee camp during the visit of Georgieva...
A Syrian refugee boy plays inside lockers at a corridor of a refugee camp during the visit of Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response and Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in Sofia November 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
BULGARIA-REFUGEES/
RTX159IJ
November 11, 2013
Boxer Evander Holyfield shakes hands with refugees during his visit to a camp in Sofia November 11, 2013....
Sofia, Bulgaria
Boxer Holyfield shakes hands with refugees during his visit to a camp in Sofia
Boxer Evander Holyfield shakes hands with refugees during his visit to a camp in Sofia November 11, 2013. Canadian philanthropist Yank Barry and Holyfield, an ambassador to Barry's Global Village foundation, have visited refugee camps in Bulgaria over the last two days as part of a campaign aimed at helping Syrian refugees. Through the campaign, six families, or about 50 people, were released from the camps and taken to a hotel near Sofia, rented for a year by Barry's foundation. The Balkan country has been struggling with a rising inflows of refugees, mainly from Syria, who have already reached 10,000 people in the first week of November, up from 1,400 in 2012. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION SPORT BOXING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BULGARIA/
RTX159KF
November 11, 2013
A refugee boy sits on a chair in a field outside a refugee camp in Sofia November 11, 2013. Bulgaria...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Refugee boy sits on a chair in a field outside a refugee camp in Sofia
A refugee boy sits on a chair in a field outside a refugee camp in Sofia November 11, 2013. Bulgaria has been struggling with a rising inflows of refugees, mainly from Syria, who have already reached 10,000 people in the first week of November, up from 1,400 in 2012. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
BULGARIA-REFUGEES/
RTX159IP
November 11, 2013
Members of a Syrian family eat pizza after moving into a hotel rented by Canadian philanthropist Yank...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Members of a Syrian family eat pizza after accomodating at a hotel rented by Canadian philanthropist...
Members of a Syrian family eat pizza after moving into a hotel rented by Canadian philanthropist Yank Barry, near Sofia November 11, 2013. Barry and boxer Evander Holyfield, an ambassador to Barry's Global Village foundation, have visited refugee camps in Bulgaria over the last two days as part of a campaign aimed at helping Syrian refugees. Through the campaign, six families, or about 50 people, were released from the camps and taken to a hotel near Sofia, rented for a year by Barry's foundation. The Balkan country has been struggling with a rising inflows of refugees, mainly from Syria, who have already reached 10,000 people in the first week of November, up from 1,400 in 2012. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
BULGARIA-REFUGEES/
RTX159JI
November 11, 2013
Members of a Syrian family eat pizza after moving into a hotel rented by Canadian philanthropist Yank...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Members of a Syrian family eat pizza after moving into a hotel rented by Canadian philanthropist Barry,...
Members of a Syrian family eat pizza after moving into a hotel rented by Canadian philanthropist Yank Barry, near Sofia November 11, 2013. Barry and boxer Evander Holyfield, an ambassador to Barry's Global Village foundation, have visited refugee camps in Bulgaria over the last two days as part of a campaign aimed at helping Syrian refugees. Through the campaign, six families, or about 50 people, were released from the camps and taken to a hotel near Sofia, rented for a year by Barry's foundation. The Balkan country has been struggling with a rising inflows of refugees, mainly from Syria, who have already reached 10,000 people in the first week of November, up from 1,400 in 2012. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
BULGARIA-REFUGEES/
RTX15OGT
November 22, 2013
Syrian refugee have their lunch at a refugee camp as they wait for the visit of Kristalina Georgieva,...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Syrian refugee have their lunch at a refugee camp as they wait for the visit of Georgieva and Guterres,in...
Syrian refugee have their lunch at a refugee camp as they wait for the visit of Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response and Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in Sofia November 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
BULGARIA-REFUGEES/
RTX159JK
November 11, 2013
Members of a Syrian family settle into a room after moving to a hotel rented by Canadian philanthropist...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Members of a Syrian family settle into a room after moving to a hotel rented by Canadian philanthropist...
Members of a Syrian family settle into a room after moving to a hotel rented by Canadian philanthropist Yank Barry, near Sofia November 11, 2013. Barry and boxer Evander Holyfield, an ambassador to Barry's Global Village foundation, have visited refugee camps in Bulgaria over the last two days as part of a campaign aimed at helping Syrian refugees. Through the campaign, six families, or about 50 people, were released from the camps and taken to a hotel near Sofia, rented for a year by Barry's foundation. The Balkan country has been struggling with a rising inflows of refugees, mainly from Syria, who have already reached 10,000 people in the first week of November, up from 1,400 in 2012. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
BULGARIA-REFUGEES/
RTX159IX
November 11, 2013
Members of a Syrian family prepare their lunch at a refugee camp before moving into a hotel rented by...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Members of a Syrian family prepare their lunch at a refugee camp before moving into a hotel rented by...
Members of a Syrian family prepare their lunch at a refugee camp before moving into a hotel rented by Canadian philanthropist Yank Barry, near Sofia November 11, 2013. Barry and boxer Evander Holyfield, an ambassador to Barry's Global Village foundation, have visited refugee camps in Bulgaria over the last two days as part of a campaign aimed at helping Syrian refugees. Through the campaign, six families, or about 50 people, were released from the camps and taken to a hotel near Sofia, rented for a year by Barry's foundation. The Balkan country has been struggling with a rising inflows of refugees, mainly from Syria, who have already reached 10,000 people in the first week of November, up from 1,400 in 2012. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
BULGARIA/
RTX14SK6
October 29, 2013
A Syrian girl looks through a window she waits for the distribution of food outside a refugee centre...
Sofia, Bulgaria
A Syrian girl looks through a window she waits for the distribution of food outside a refugee centre...
A Syrian girl looks through a window she waits for the distribution of food outside a refugee centre in Sofia October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BULGARIA/
RTX14OS5
October 26, 2013
Syrian children wait as Bulgarian doctors perform medical checkups at a refugee centre in Sofia October...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Syrian children wait as Bulgarian doctors perform medical checkups at a refugee centre in Sofia
Syrian children wait as Bulgarian doctors perform medical checkups at a refugee centre in Sofia October 26, 2013. Bulgarian doctors from Alexandrovska University hospital and volunteers are visiting refugee centres in the Bulgarian capital since October 19, 2013, providing medical checkups for refugees, local media reported. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BULGARIA/
RTX14OSA
October 26, 2013
Bulgarian doctors perform medical checkups on Syrian children at a refugee centre in Sofia October 26,...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Bulgarian doctors perform medical checkups on Syrian children at a refugee centre in Sofia
Bulgarian doctors perform medical checkups on Syrian children at a refugee centre in Sofia October 26, 2013. Bulgarian doctors from Alexandrovska University hospital and volunteers are visiting refugee centres in the Bulgarian capital since October 19, 2013, providing medical checkups for refugees, local media reported. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
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