The world's first humanitarian summit is being held in Istanbul in an attempt to tackle what the United Nations describes as the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II — it says 125 million people around the world are currently in need of some form of humanitarian aid.
Thousands of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan still languish in European cities, awaiting asylum and the rights and privileges that come with it. But life must go on in the meantime. And in Athens, that means the City Plaza Hotel.
The old camp was a humanitarian disaster pitched on muddy flats. The new one is on dry ground, with numbered cabins and plenty of showers and toilets for everyone. But the new comforts can't erase the anguish of its inhabitants.
In Canada, an imam from Iran has joined up with his next-door neighbor, a Reform rabbi, to help raise funds to resettle families fleeing civil war. What brought the unlikely duo together? It began with parking.
Croatia becomes the latest country to officially shut its borders to refugees. For refugees sneaking into the country, there's a major risk: abandoned landmines leftover from the Balkan wars of independence.
Iraqi refugee Amer Mohammad is considering his next move, as Turkey and its neighbors consider how to handle the millions of refugees looking for homes. His main goal? Get to Germany. So, for now, he's camping outside an Istanbul bus station, waiting to travel.
Although the scenery in the ancient city of Assos in Turkey could not be more stunning, the situation is grim for refugees and migrants in camps who must do business with traffickers in order to cross the Aegean Sea and enter Europe, in hope of getting asylum.
We have heard about the thousands of migrants who risk their lives on unsafe boats in the Mediterranean in order to get to Europe. But there is now a new route. Some are going through Russia and entering Europe via Norway.
Suzan Boulad grew up in Sacramento, but was born in Syria. A few years ago, she traveled to Syria for protests. She lived through a frightening regime attack that has shaped her life in ways she never would have imagined.