Refugee death truck packed five per square meter

Aug 31, 2015

Refugee death truck packed five per square meter

The 71 people found dead in an abandoned refrigeration truck in Austria had been crammed in, five to a square meter (10 sq ft), police said on Sunday, as initial forensic tests indicated they had suffocated. A baby girl and three other children were ...

Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

| Aug 29, 2015

Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday, when Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck and an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya after two overloaded boats capsized. More than 300,000 ...

Aug 29, 2015

Web campaign raises $67,800 for Syria refugee family in a day

An online fundraiser has raised more than $67,800 for a refugee from Syria and his daughter after a campaigner based in Norway shared moving pictures on social media of the man selling pens in the streets of Beirut. Gissur Simonarson, founder of Conflict News, ...

Aug 25, 2015

U.S. to welcome 5,000 to 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016

The United States expects to accept between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, officials said Monday. State Department spokesman John Kirby also said 15,000 Syrian refugees have been referred to the U.S. for resettlement by the U.N. refugee agency. In December, Washington had ...