Refugees

Nora el Samahy prepares kibbeh, a traditional Syrian meatball dish, in “Oh My Sweet Land.” (Courtesy David Allen Studio)

‘Oh My Sweet Land’ details Syrians’ struggles, with food

“Oh My Sweet Land” is a sensitive, savory one-woman show about the…

 

Mayor Ed Lee should be commended for extending San Francisco’s commitment to protecting refugees fleeing violence and persecution. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco steps up for refugees fleeing violence

"Why bother going to school? You are a worthless Indian!” These are…

 

Children gather outside a school tent set at a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, on May 2, 2016. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)

Why should we care about refugees?

"As people of faith, we wish to join our voices to speak…

 

A boy of a migrant family sleeps on the pavement, in Athens on Monday at the Victoria Square, where most newly-landed migrants head after reaching the Greek capital from the Aegean Sea islands. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Europe’s crisis worsens: Migrants face razor wire, tear gas

IDOMENI, Greece — Pressed against coils of razor wire and shouting "Help…

A boy of a migrant family sleeps on the pavement, in Athens on Monday at the Victoria Square, where most newly-landed migrants head after reaching the Greek capital from the Aegean Sea islands. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Swedish police officers perform identity control checks among the passengers aboard the train from Copenhagen at the Swedish end of the bridge between Sweden and Denmark in Malmo, Sweden.  (Stig Ake Jonsson/TT via AP, File)

After 1 million migrants, Europe’s borders are back

STOCKHOLM — Since it opened in 2000, the Oresund bridge between Sweden…

Swedish police officers perform identity control checks among the passengers aboard the train from Copenhagen at the Swedish end of the bridge between Sweden and Denmark in Malmo, Sweden.  (Stig Ake Jonsson/TT via AP, File)
Tom Compton, Arizona Outreach Director, joins a few dozen supporters for the welcoming of Syrian refugees during a rally at the Arizona Capitol on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON — Republicans urged an immediate closure of America's borders to Syrian…

Tom Compton, Arizona Outreach Director, joins a few dozen supporters for the welcoming of Syrian refugees during a rally at the Arizona Capitol on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
U.S. President Barack Obama talks during a news conference at the end of the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, Monday. (AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)

Despite Paris, Obama rejects calls for shift in ISIS fight

ANTALYA, Turkey — President Barack Obama on Monday firmly rejected calls for…

U.S. President Barack Obama talks during a news conference at the end of the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, Monday. (AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)
Refugees coming to Germany can expect a roof over their head, a bed to sleep in and three meals a day. But with authorities struggling to find housing for tens of thousands of people each month, many new arrivals will find their lodgings a squeeze. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)

German states lower housing standards amid migrant influx

BERLIN — Refugees coming to Germany can expect a roof over their…

Refugees coming to Germany can expect a roof over their head, a bed to sleep in and three meals a day. But with authorities struggling to find housing for tens of thousands of people each month, many new arrivals will find their lodgings a squeeze. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
People crowd a bus provided by the Croatian government, after pushing through police lines in Tovarnik, Croatia, Thursday. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

Croatia puts army on alert as it reels from migrant influx

BATINA, Croatia — Croatian leaders asked the army to be on alert…

People crowd a bus provided by the Croatian government, after pushing through police lines in Tovarnik, Croatia, Thursday. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, waves as she arrives for a visit at the Midyat refugee camp in Mardin, southeastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, Saturday, June 20, 2015. Jolie visited the camp which is sheltering those who have fled the 4-year conflict in neighbouring Syria. The UN refugee agency has said the number of Syrian refugees seeking its help now tops two-million - and could be far higher. Turkey is the world's biggest refugee host with 1.59 million refugees, according to the most recent U.N. figures. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Angelina Jolie: We’re living in era of ‘mass displacement’

MARDIN, Turkey — After visiting a camp for Syrian refugees in southeastern…

U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, waves as she arrives for a visit at the Midyat refugee camp in Mardin, southeastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, Saturday, June 20, 2015. Jolie visited the camp which is sheltering those who have fled the 4-year conflict in neighbouring Syria. The UN refugee agency has said the number of Syrian refugees seeking its help now tops two-million - and could be far higher. Turkey is the world's biggest refugee host with 1.59 million refugees, according to the most recent U.N. figures. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)