Daily Archives: October 20, 2015

Syrian Refugee’s Journey into Europe

“A Syrian Refugee’s Epic Escape from Syria,” by Nicholas Schmidle for the New Yorker Magazine: In 2012, the Syrian civil war reached the suburbs of Damascus. Army tanks rolled over anti-government protesters in Ghouta; artillery shells fell on Darayya. One … Continue reading

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Migrants Face Severe Winter Weather as They Cross the Balkans

“Winter Poses New Danger for Migrants,” by Rick Lyman for the New York Times: The migrants coming into Europe through the Western Balkans in recent months have been resourceful and adaptable enough to slip around unfriendly police officers, raging rivers, … Continue reading

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Thousands of Migrants Stranded at Balkan Borders

“Thousands stranded at Balkan Borders,” from the BBC: Thousands of migrants have been stranded at borders in the Balkans, in cold and wet conditions, as their options for travelling north shrink. Several hundred, including young children and babies, spent the … Continue reading

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Brutal Smuggler Tactics Revealed After Migrant Deaths in Austria

“Migrant Suffocation in Truck Near Hungary Reveal Tactics of Smugglers,” by David D. Kirkpatrick for the New York Times: Austrian police officers found pungent fluid dripping from the back door of a meat truck that had been abandoned on a … Continue reading

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