Refugee and Migrant Crisis

Vladimir Putin, Bashar Assad
October 21, 2015

Syria’s Assad bolstered with visit to ally in Moscow

President Bashar Assad has traveled to Moscow in his first known trip abroad since war broke out in Syria in 2011, meeting his strongest ally, Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The two leaders stressed that military operations in Syria — in which Moscow is the latest […]

Greece Migrants
September 10, 2015

A look at the plan for resettling some of Europe’s refugees

As refugees and migrants continue to stream into Europe at unprecedented rates — many having done so after long, often perilous journeys from war-torn Syria and Afghanistan — the European Commission on Wednesday announced a proposal to resettle another 120,000 refugees across member countries, following […]

September 7, 2015

Merkel demands EU partners share in burden of human tide

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reflecting on “a moving, in some parts breathtaking, weekend behind us,” said on Monday that all EU countries should help to accommodate the human tide of Arabs, Asians, and Africans seeking refuge from war and poverty.

Hungary Migrants
September 4, 2015

Frustrated refugees begin walking from Budapest to Austria

Hundreds of refugees who have been stuck for days at Budapest’s Keleti train station gathered their belongings and began marching out of the city, vowing to make it to Austria on foot after Hungarian authorities blocked them from boarding Western-bound trains.

September 3, 2015

Images of drowned Syrian boy sparks international outcry

Chilling and heartbreaking images are emerging of what’s being called the EU migrant crisis. Photos of a dead three-year-old Syrian boy have shocked the world. And, they’ve intensified global outrage about the perceived inaction of European governments.

The Heat: What lies ahead for Syria?
August 24, 2015

The Heat: What lies ahead for Syria?

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a statement backing preparatory talks on key issues to restore peace to Syria. That’s the headline — but the real story lies in the details and what lies ahead for the embattled country.

August 22, 2015

Shanghai’s Jewish history

During the 1930s and 40s, a large number of Jewish refugees fled and found refuge in Shanghai. Evidence of that bond they formed with their adopted city can still be seen today.

August 3, 2015

Report: many civilians killed in US-led ISIL strikes

A United Kingdom based monitoring group says hundreds of civilians have been killed in U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. Coalition forces have rarely acknowledged civilian casualties in the controversial year-long campaign.

August 3, 2015

Syrian refugee camp becomes settlement

Over the past three years, around 630,000 Syrians have fled the violence in their country to neighboring Jordan. Though most live in poverty in cities, many have found refuge in camps.

August 1, 2015

Modeling for Change with Alek Wek

While modeling may be a career for some, Alek Wek says it is in fact an art form. And she’s using her platform as one of the world’s most iconic supermodels to help empower African women and refugees.

July 30, 2015

This week on Full Frame: The Future of Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up his visit to Africa this week, but once again, the world’s attention is focused on the continent. The future of Africa is rapidly evolving with a new generation of change makers poised to challenge the traditional global perceptions of […]

July 22, 2015

Turkey suicide bombing raises fears of ISIL retaliation

Turkey is on edge. It follows back-to-back terror attacks as fears of an ISIL retaliation skyrocket. Turkish authorities have identified the suicide bomber who killed dozens this week. Meanwhile, another attack targeted Turkish police officers near the border with Syria. 

July 3, 2015

Number of Syrian refugees in Brazil soars

No conflict is producing more refugees than the war in Syria. Many are fleeing not just to neighboring countries like Turkey but also faraway places. In Brazil, for example, the government says the number of refugees seeking asylum is soaring. From just over 1,000 applications […]

June 27, 2015

French terror suspect took selfie with beheaded victim

The top suspect in the beheading of a businessman that French authorities are calling a terrorist attack took a “selfie” photo with the slain victim and sent the image via WhatsApp to a Canadian mobile phone number, officials said on Saturday.