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Why Syrian Refugees Risk the ‘Journey of Death’ to Europe

Source: The Nation

The crisis shows no signs of ending, and Egypt is no refuge. Europe must do more to take them in.

Cairo – It was the first week of 2015, and everyone in Alexandria was talking about the weather. It was one of the coldest weeks in recent memory; an icy slush coated the seafront road and huge waves broke over the barrier walls that dropped down to the rocky coastline. In the weak winter sun, teenage boys posed on the concrete, trying to capture selfies with a particularly ferocious bit of spray. But mostly, those who could stay indoors did. read more