The garbage dump in Lesbos contains a powerful symbol of the number of refugees risking their lives by sea.
When the unlikeliest of people are helping others it's an opportunity for self-reflection by those who should be the likeliest. Regardless of your politics and prejudice, "none of that matters here on the beach."
The UN now reports that children now make up over a third of the people making the perilous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece. You can read more about this at: www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/03/un-one-third-refugees-sailing-europe-children
This aerial footage shows the total devastation of the city of Homs, once Syria's third largest city and a major industrial hub. Close to 1 million people no longer live here; those not killed are seeking refuge somewhere.
Syrian refugees are not only fleeing ISIS.
Human Rights Watch has investigated some of the stories of leaked photos of detainees killed while in custody of the Syrian government and produced this video.
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Our thanks to Antecessor Rapid Response (www.antecessor.org/) for allowing us to share this video which shows how the church is reaching out and caring for refugees passing through the the Balkans: an example of love for churches everywhere to emulate in their local response to the worldwide refugee crisis.
This is the Gospel sharing love for others that Jesus has called His church to live out in their communities and around the world.
A Samaritan's Purse video showing some Syrian refugees arriving on the shores of Greece.
The CBC interviews former citizenship judge Aris Babikian and newly arrived Syrian refugee Shant Momjian. What they share gives insight into challenges the Canadian Government faces both here and overseas in trying to increase the numbers of Syrian refugees brought to Canada.