A masterpiece of British art is to be sold in aid of refugees by a family which has owned the work for 170 years. Former High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Godfrey Meynell, gifted the painting of Julia by Joseph Wright, to Christian charity Us. The group said the money would be used to help Syrian refugees in Greece.
By: Hala Kamaliddin, Darryl Hol, Valentina Ruiz Leotaud, and Dan McKinney | NY Times
Mohammad Abo-Hilal, a Syrian psychiatrist, is on a mission to help some of the two million child refugees traumatized by the war in Syria. This video was supported by The Global Reporting Centre.
By: Elliot Hannon | Slate
Iceland recently announced it was willing to help with the growing humanitarian disaster in Syria that is sending Syrians fleeing for safety by the thousand to Turkey, Europe, and beyond. The Icelandic government offered to take 50 Syrian refugees in Iceland a country of some 330,000 people. As far as offers of help go, it didn’t come off as particularly heartfelt or overwhelming.
By: Giorgos Kosmopoulos | Newsweek
The view was staggering upon my arrival in the village of Idomeni, near Greece’s border with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Macedonia).
Up to 4,000 refugees, many of them from Syria, including many families with children, were trapped after Macedonia’s government designated the southern border just outside the town of Gevgelija a “crisis area,”closing the border crossing and bringing in military backup. The refugees were all trying to pass through Macedonia on their way to northern European countries.