refugee crisis

Schiff, a Greenwich native now living in Weston, is to leave Tuesday on her second humanitarian mission to the Greek island of Lesbos, the gateway through which most refugees from the Middle East and Sudan enter the European Union. Michael Borrero, a Greenwich Hospital nurse, will accompany her.

While Germany has grabbed most of the attention for its response to Europe's migrant crisis, little fjord-filled Norway has quietly emerged as one of the largest contributors of humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees.The oil-rich Scandinavian  country of 5 million has pledged $1.2 billion over the next four years for people who have fled Syria's nearly 5-year-old civil war.

Concerns over the economy, fears about refugees and stories on housing - it seems many are skeptical about press coverage in the UK with the British media regarded as the most "right-wing" and "biased" in Europe, according to a new poll.

Inside a big, shiny, spanking clean structure equipped with an advanced computer system are activists working for The Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief, known by its Turkish acronym IHH. They are coordinating the extensive activity involved in transferring aid to the Syrian refugees and setting up camps on Syrian soil.

February 6, 2016

In the two years since Germany’s president, foreign minister, and defence minister signalled that their country would take on a larger role in international affairs, the country’s leaders have received a crash course in geopolitical realism.

German Fans

Some thoughts on country rankings.

Denmark is treating the media fallout of its controversial asylum law “very seriously” as the government embarks on a public relations campaign to repair the damage, according to Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen.

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