Their stories are heartbreaking. Dozens drowning when their tiny boats capsize off the coast of Turkey. Desperate crowds shouting for entry at the borders of safe countries. A small boy sprawled on a beach, lifeless.
They are the refugees spewing out of war-torn countries like Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Their destination is Europe, where they can safely raise their families and live their lives.
An estimated 3 million people have fled from Syria alone, with another 6.5 million more people displaced within the country’s borders. Their way stations are refugee camps—sprawling temporary tent cities—along the way. Read More »