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Trying To Follow What Is Going On In Syria And Why? This Comic Will Get You There In 5 Minutes.

Trying To Follow What Is Going On In Syria And Why? This Comic Will Get You There In 5 Minutes.
That warning has become a global alert. Since the uprising against Assad in March 2011, over 240,000 people have been killed, 4 million Syrians have fled their country, and over 7 million have been displaced. The headlines are full of the heartbreaking stories of these refugees — including young children — who have died trying to reach safety in other countries. The story of these refugees is deeply tied to the effects of climate change. "We are experiencing a surprising uptick in global insecurity ... partially due to our inability to manage climate stress." That's how Columbia University professor Marc Levy (who also does studies for the U.S. government) summed it up.

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On the road with the refugees: 'Finally I'm getting out of Hungary' The view Marwan had through the bus window was mainly of drizzle. His “seat” was just a few inches of the step next to the bus door. He had walked for much of Friday in the rain and hadn’t slept all night. Yet when dawn broke on Saturday he had significant cause to be cheerful. How the world's population is changing in 7 maps and charts In the interactive map at the top of this page, readers can click to find out the annual rate of population change in the last five years as well as the female and male life expectancy of those born today in each country. The data comes from the latest State of World Population report from the UN. But as we consider the growing population, what other changes will there be to the world's population? Here we try to explain.

Syria: The story of the conflict Image copyright Getty Images More than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives in four-and-a-half years of armed conflict, which began with anti-government protests before escalating into a full-scale civil war. More than 11 million others have been forced from their homes as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those opposed to his rule battle each other - as well as jihadist militants from so-called Islamic State.

Man Interviewed By His 18-Year-Old Self for 'Later That Same Life' What if you could interview your future self? One writer thought ahead—by thirty-eight years—and recorded himself at 18-years-old to ask himself the tough questions. Back in 1977, the same year Star Wars came out, Peter "Stoney" Emshwiller recorded himself asking questions like “Are you married?”and “What’s happened to the family?” Nearly four decades later, he answered them and cut all of the footage into one seamless interview that is now a short film called Later That Same Life.

Data show how manageable Europe’s refugee crisis could be Malin Björk, a Swedish member of the European Parliament (MEP), worries that Europe is not doing enough to solve its ongoing refugee crisis. “I think Sweden could take more,” she said. “Considering the seriousness of the situation around us, we’re not taking enough people.” Last month, the United Nation’s refugee agency (UNHCR) reported that global refugee figures, driven by the war in Syria and other conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, exceed 50 million people—the highest number since the Second World War.

The refugee crisis is global. It’s time to treat it as one. Oh, the power of a photograph. For months, our esteemed leaders have been tripping over themselves to spin the refugee crisis as being anything other than humanitarian in nature. British Home Secretary Theresa May told Radio 4 in May that the vast majority of migrants were Africans travelling for economic reasons. Foreign Secretary of State Phillip Hammond told the BBC in August that migrants ‘marauding’ around the sea was nothing new, since ‘there will always be millions of Africans with the economic motivation to try to get to Europe.’

'Everyone wants to leave': death of hope drives young Syrians to Europe Suheil, a softly spoken 23-year-old, sees no hope for the future in Syria. The video engineer is scraping together around $2,500 (£1,600) to finance a perilous journey to seek a new life in Europe, fleeing what looks like a war without end. In his baseball cap, checked shirt and jeans, Suheil would not stand out in a Damascus crowd or among the hundreds of thousands of his compatriots crossing the border to Lebanon. From there they are scrambling on to planes to Turkey, and then boats, buses and trains to reach Germany or other safe havens in the biggest movement of people the world has seen in 70 years. “I want to do something with my life and there’s no way I can see of doing that here,” he says, detailing his plans to follow the route so many others have taken before him.

Calais, behind the lens I first read about Calais in September 2014, while sitting at a café waiting to meet a colleague – photographer Henry Wilkins. A leafed-through copy of British tabloid newspaper The Sun lay on the table opposite, displaying a 500-word hack round-up of a recent attempt by African ‘migrants’ to rush the port’s fences. The xenophobic tone of the piece wasn’t explicit, but I recall thinking that given the seriousness of the event, the resulting casualties, the closeness of Calais to England, the lack of context, plus the paper’s propensity for reactionary politics, the subtext wasn’t all that subtle. This Dad Knew Exactly What to Do When His Autistic Son No Longer Qualified for Services Most parents have dreams for their children to be successful. To be happy. To be independent.

Robert D. Kaplan – La revanche de la géographie. Ce que les cartes nous disent des conflits à venir 1 KAPLAN, Robert D., The Revenge of Geography. What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the B (...) 1Ce gros ouvrage de 528 pages représente la traduction française de la version originale parue aux Etats-Unis en 2012 sous le titre The Revenge of Geography. Love (and money) conquer caste HALF a dozen young technology workers are gathered around a table in south Mumbai. In between checking their smartphones, they describe an Indian social revolution of which they are in the vanguard. Marriage, one woman explains, is becoming freer and easier—“less stiff-necked”, as she puts it. All have far more choice when it comes to picking a marriage partner than their parents knew: two of the women have even married men from another religion.

German Lawmaker: At the Root of Refugee Crisis are Wars Led by the United States in the Middle East This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: The United Nations is now estimating at least 850,000 people are expected to cross the Mediterranean this year and next, seeking refuge in Europe to escape violence and unrest in Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and sub-Saharan Africa and other regions.