Over 2 million Syrians have been displaced by that country s ongoing civil war. Neighboring countries are overwhelmed with refugees. So where else to turn? Heading to more affluent nations isn t so easy. On this edition of Making Contact, we meet refugees who ve fled Syria to Turkey, Sweden, and Thailand. They re trying to navigate a fragmented global refugee policy, in a time of extreme need.
Ahmad Dabbagh, Ayham Al Fares, Sania, Kais Badro, Syria refugees; Sarah, Abu Mohammad, Hassan, Palestinian refugees from Syria; Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International Turkey researcher; Sanna Vestin, Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups chairman; Gregor Noll, Lund University professor of international law, Anoop Sukumaran, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network coordinator, Patra Jirawisan, Thai Committee for Refugees Foundation Policy & Research Officer, Mother Agnes Mariam, Mother Superior of St. James the Mangled Monastery in Qara, Syria
Host/Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Producers: Nancy Lopez, Andrew Stelzer, George Lavender
Contributing Producers: Dalia Mortada, Christopher Holmback, Julia Lundberg, Simba Russeau
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Kwan Booth
Organizational Volunteers: Dan Turner and Barbara Barnett