refugee crisis

Refugee Crisis Escalates as Turkey Faces Syrian Troops in Idlib

The United Nations reported on Tuesday that a huge new wave of displaced civilians is pouring out of Syria’s Idlib province, driven out by intense Syrian and Russian military efforts to crush the last rebel forces and increasing tensions between Turkey and Syria. According to the U.N., the refugee situation in Idlib is the worst it has been since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.

Syrians drive with their belongings as they flee the town of Atme in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, near the Turkish border, on February 12, 2020, following a weeks-long regime offensive against the country's last major rebel bastion. (Photo by Rami al SAYED / AFP) (Photo by RAMI AL SAYED/AFP via …

Google Giving Away 25,000 Chromebooks to Refugees

Google has a brilliant solution to Europe’s refugee crisis: they’re giving away free Chromebooks. With repatriation still a controversial option, the Silicon Valley giant no doubt hopes that foisting their painfully slow hardware on immigrants will scare at least some of them back to Syria.

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Sweden Says It Can No Longer House All Refugees Arriving

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden, a favourite destination for refugees flooding into Europe, can no longer house all those arriving and many will have to find their own accommodation, the country’s migration agency said on Thursday. Sweden has already imposed temporary border