Refugee and Migrant Crisis

February 6, 2015

Turkey opens largest refugee camp for Syrian refugees

Turkey has opened the largest refugee camp for those fleeing the devastation of Islamic State militants in the Syrian border city of Kobane. Turkey has already taken in more Syrian refugees than any other country. CCTV’s Natalie Carney reported this story from Suruc, Turkey.

January 11, 2015

Snow storm in Syria puts temporary stop to fighting

In Syria, the deaths of 10 people over the past two days are attributed to a snow storm. Camps sheltering Syrian refugees in nearby countries have reported more deaths from hypothermia. In Syria’s capital, the harsh weather conditions have temporarily halted fighting. CCTV’s Alaa Ebrahim reported from […]

October 28, 2014

Uruguay opens resettlement program for Syria refugees

Uruguay is opening its borders to refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war. Uruaguay is now the first Latin American country to offer not only resettlement to displaced Syrians, but a program to pay for it as well. CCTV America’s Joel Richard reports.

October 19, 2014

Kobane’s refugees flee to Turkey

Running for their lives, refugees flee from the fighting in Syria. Some end up in southern Turkey, hoping to see the city they fled saved from ISIL’s siege. CCTV’s Natalia Carney reports from the town of Suruc on the Turkey-Syria border.

August 29, 2014

Number of refugees fleeing from Syria surpasses 3M

The number of refugees fleeing violence in Syria has surpassed three million, according to the United Nations. That was only a million more than a year ago, but Syrians now account for the world’s largest refugee population under the care of the U.N. CCTV America’s […]

No shortage of horror for Iraqi refugees
August 16, 2014

No shortage of horror for Iraqi refugees

The U.S. launched airstrikes as Kurdish forces launched a counter-offensive to retake the Mosul dam from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq. It is being reported that more than 80 people have been killed in a Yazidi village, along with many women and children seized […]

July 25, 2014

Is it possible to curb illegal immigration to the U.S.?

The United States is under increasing pressure to figure out what to do about the wave of child immigrants from Central America who are seeking asylum at record numbers. President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to deal with the crisis, with Republicans […]

May 9, 2014

Syrian Government Forces Set to Control Homs

In the city of Homs, the last Syrian opposition fighters were evacuated Thursday. This puts Homs, once called ‘Capital of the Revolution’ under full government control, for the first time in more than two years.