Fleeing Syria, Seeking Refuge

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, 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.

Special thanks to our freelance reporters Dalia Mortada, Christopher Holmback, Julia Lundberg, Simba Russeau.


  • Ahmad Dabbagh, Ayham Al Fares, Sania, Kais Badro, Syria refugees,
  • Abu Sarah, Hassan Mohammad, 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
Direct download: MakingCon_131218_Ax.mp3
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