Syria aid conference to seek record $9 billion for 2016

Feb 3, 2016

Syria aid conference to seek record $9 billion for 2016

International aid to the victims of Syria’s five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday’s annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion ...

Feb 3, 2016

Syrian aid appeals routinely go underfunded

A look at growing gaps in aid for Syria, with needs rising faster than contributions by donors. U.N. figures show that the five-year-old war has so far displaced more than 11 million Syrians and that multi-billion-dollar aid appeals have routinely been underfunded. Funding gaps ...

10,000 young migrants unaccounted for, EU police agency says

Feb 2, 2016

10,000 young migrants unaccounted for, EU police agency says

Authorities dealing with Europe’s migrant crisis have lost track of about 10,000 unaccompanied children amid fears that organized crime gangs are beginning to exploit the vulnerable youngsters, a senior official at the European Union’s police agency said Monday. Europol Chief of Staff Brian Donald ...

Germany's Merkel says refugees must return home once war over

Jan 30, 2016

Germany's Merkel says refugees must return home once war over

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday tried to placate the increasingly vocal critics of her open-door policy for refugees, insisting that asylum seekers from Syria and Iraq would go home once the conflicts there had ended. Merkel, despite appearing increasingly isolated over her policy, ...