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Croatia Replaces Hungary As Europe's Newest Transit Country For Refugees Headed To Germany

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Asche | Posted 09.17.2015 | World

TOVARNIK, Croatia -- The plastic bag Said is holding has been torn, and with every step he takes, nuts slide through its two holes. Said doesn’t...

Everyone Should Stop And Reflect On The Look On Mahmud's Face

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

In Europe, we will not be able to restore the childhoods of the thousands of Mahmuds, but we can at least give them the opportunity to grow up in a land of peace and freedom. Is that too much to ask?

Unsettling Images Show Hungary's Border Emptied Of Refugees

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.17.2015 | World

Thousands of men, women and children have streamed through the Serbian border with Hungary on their way to northern Europe in recent weeks. But ...

This Austrian Town Is Running Out Of Emergency Shelters

HuffPost Germany | Vincent Buss | Posted 09.16.2015 | World

At the border between Hungary and Austria, the full magnitude of the refugee crisis can be felt. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their h...

Croatia Worries Refugees May Run Into Minefields

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.16.2015 | World

ZAGREB, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Croatian demining experts have been sent to a border area where migrants began crossing on foot from Serbia on Wednesday,...

Refugees Stranded On Edge Of Europe After Hungary Slams Border Shut

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.15.2015 | World

The main gateway to Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants was slammed shut on Tuesday when Hungary sealed its southern border. Hu...

Refugees And Responsibility In Europe And The U.S.

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 09.15.2015 | World
Pierre Guerlain

The genie cannot be put back in the bottle and wars cannot "unhappen". Yet besides the humanitarian help which decency dictates should be offered to refugees, the resort to diplomacy instead of war would also help millions of people now fleeing their countries and trying to make a new life elsewhere.

Exodus 2015: The World Wakens to a Wall

Jon Van Til | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Jon Van Til

What is happening geo-politically in our world that stirs this human disaster that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán seeks to withstand on his Serbian border?

The Hungarians, Uncovered

Monika Szamko | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
Monika Szamko

The current migrant and refugee crisis in Europe is a complex one with no easy answers. While governments are scrambling to develop solutions, while Schengen borders are temporarily closed, the people of Hungary and its neighbors are left to come up with their own answers.

How a Vacation Paradise Became an Empire of Darkness

Sebastian Christ | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
Sebastian Christ

Until recently, people weren't particularly interested in the hatred that had been brewing in the heart of Hungary for years. But László, who was employed by a Jobbik-affiliated broadcast station, has finally put a face to the ghastly misanthropy in Hungary.

Hungary Ramps Up Crackdown On Refugees

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.14.2015 | World

Hungary continued its pushback against the influx of refugees entering its borders on Monday. After detaining a record 5,809 people on Sunday, Hungar...

Protestors Flock To Streets In Europe To Show Support For Migrants

The Washington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.12.2015 | World

BUDAPEST — With the threat of heightened border enforcement over the next few days, protestors flocked to streets throughout Europe on Saturday...

Family Members Of Syrian Refugees Abused By Hungarian Journalist Tell Their Story

HuffPost Arabi | Hadeel Arja | Posted 09.11.2015 | World

  ISTANBUL -- Sitting in a rented apartment in Turkey, not too far from his hometown Deir ez-Zor, in eastern Syria, 19-year-old Mohanad could not ...

7 Ways You Can Help Syrian Refugees

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Continued warfare in Syria, and violence in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, has contributed to the surge of refugees from those countries, while deteriorating economic conditions in places like Sub-Saharan Africa has led people to Europe in search of a better life.

Downpours And Political Hostility Won't Stop Refugees' March To North Europe

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.14.2015 | World

Thousands of people surged through European border crossings Friday, braving torrential rains, mud-slicked terrain and police forces as they continue...

Why Jordan Is Key to Ending the Syria Crisis

Lord David Owen | Posted 09.11.2015 | World
Lord David Owen

LONDON -- The refugee crisis that dominates Europe's TVs and newspapers is the product of the horrendous civil war that still rages in Syria. Why will we not focus our attention on this? The reality in Syria is that the war creates the refugees. Do more to stop this war.

A Look Inside One Syrian Family's Tireless Journey To Germany

The Huffington Post | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

Tired of waiting for Hungary's approval to board trains to western Europe, a Syrian family from the city of Idlib recently set out on foot f...

Prisoners Work To Finish Hungary Border Barrier

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

Not far from the camp at Roszke where thousands of migrants and refugees cross into the European Union every day, prisoners are working to complete a...

Why We Desperately Need to Help Syrian Refugee Children Get to School

Gordon Brown | Posted 09.11.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

Europe will need to do far more to provide for asylum seekers within our borders. But while Europe copes with tens of thousands, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey urgently need more aid to cope with millions.

Thousands More Migrants Stream Into Austria From Hungary

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

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The Refugees I Have Known

Amy Roost | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Amy Roost

The refugees I have known didn't feel entitled to anything. They hated living off of food stamps, welfare, government cheese, and in an internment-like and/or poverty stricken communities. But they appreciated the assistance, making the best of what came their way.

TV Journalist Filmed Kicking Refugee Children, Tripping Man

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.09.2015 | Media

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Acts of Loving Kindness & Profound Cruelty

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe two of the litmus tests by which we can judge any society are to investigate both the ways in which societies treat their children, and the ways in which they treat animals. In some countries around the world, we have clear evidence of the poaching of animals for their body parts, such as tusks and as trophies.

The World Abandoned Jewish refugees in 1939; Will We Do the Same for Syria?

Daniel Gastfriend | Posted 09.08.2015 | World
Daniel Gastfriend

It goes without saying that there are vast differences between the Syrian civil war and the Holocaust. But as children continue to drown and families continue to suffocate in their efforts to escape, it is worth recognizing the painful echoes of our past humanitarian failures.

Behind Viktor Orbán's War on Refugees in Hungary

Miklós Haraszti | Posted 09.08.2015 | World
Miklós Haraszti

BUDAPEST -- Hungarian authorities have blamed the current situation on Europe's misguided approach to migration in general and -- opening a new front in their anti-EU rhetoric -- on Germany in particular. But much of the chaos we are witnessing is, in fact, intentionally manufactured by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán himself.