February 12, 2016 Issue

In Focus

Another Child

Çanakkale, Turkey—Turkish security forces retrieve a child’s body on January 30 after at least 33 asylum seekers drowned when their boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross to Greece. The boat was carrying refugees from Myanmar, Afghanistan and Syria. The U.K. announced limited plans to help unaccompanied child refugees, in addition to an earlier plan to accept 20,000 refugees from camps near the Syrian border. Other countries in Europe are beginning to place limits on refugees, including Germany, which said those from Syria and Iraq will return to their home countries once the conflicts there end.
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