Category Archives: Refugee Crisis

Desperate journeys: 3,034 refugees die in seven months

At least 3,034 refugees have died en route to Europe so far in 2016, a sharp increase from last year, says the IOM. Anealla Safdar Al Jazeera Almost as many Europe-bound asylum seekers and irregular migrants have died on desperate journeys so far this year than in all of 2015, the deadliest year on record…
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The Assassination Complex – The Intercept

These investigative pieces by The Intercept are central to understanding the US killing machine. We can't recommend them highly enough. -Ed From his first days as commander in chief, the drone has been President Barack Obama’s weapon of choice, used by the military and the CIA to hunt down and kill the people his administration…
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Mustafa flees Fallujah: PBS News Hour Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3oL3WjLLA4 PBS / News Hour reports that displaced residents of Fallujah are finding little to celebrate after Iraqi forces finally ousted Islamic State fighters this week. The city is empty — tens of thousands who were held by ISIS as human shields fled to desolate camps — and there is no electricity or water. Refugee…
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