Aftermath of war
The issue of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was raised again this week when Macedonian police detained a 40-year-old veteran from the southern town of Kavadarci on Tuesday on suspicion of killing his wife's sister and both her parents in their family home.
About 13.6 million people have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and many are without food or shelter as winter starts, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Nov. 12
Amin Awad, UNHCR's director for the Middle East and North Africa, said the world was becoming numb to the refugees' needs.
Four foreign citizens have been taken to hospital following a brawl that involved Syrian and Afghan nationals in a refugee camp in Bulgaria, bTV channel reported on Wednesday.
A recently renovated building of the refugee camp in Harmanli, in southern Bulgaria close the border with Turkey, was severely damaged during the accident late on Tuesday.
The refugee center in the western village of Kovachevtsi will be closed, according to Nikolay Chirpanliev, Chair of Bulgaria's State Agency for Refugees.
In an interview for Presa daily, Chirpanliev says that the authorities will have to move some 100 people, who currently live there, to other centers.
Many Roma issued documents, "some still legally invisible"
BELGRADE -- Over the past seven years Serbia issued 107,000 personal identification documents to Roma citizens, but some are still "legally invisible."
This was heard during a meeting in Belgrade dedicated to the problems faced by this minority.
Almost half of the Syrian female refugees in Turkey do not want to work even if they were provided with a job, according to results from a recent survey conducted by the Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD).
The survey, which was conducted among 1,500 Syrian female refugees living in 20 refugee camps in Turkey and 1,200 living in 10 Turkish cities.