Thursday, September 19, 2013

Links sept19

Five thousand Syrian refugees are crossing the borders daily to neighboring
Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (and making homes in camps like these).  

Today's links will make you mad, cause you to shake your head in equal parts horror and disbelief, and may even make you cry. Then you'll want to do something about it.


  • Did you know more than 2.5 million Syrians have fled since fighting began in 2011? We're talking Biblical proportions. (Migration Policy Centre/European University Institute)
  • More than half of Yemeni girls are married before they turn 18. This 8-year-old child bride died on her wedding night. (Albawaba)
  • The tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday is the fifth mass shooting in the US this year. Kind of makes you wonder, "What the f*ck is going on?" (USA Today/Mother Jones)
  • Air rescue efforts in flood-drenched Colorado have been the largest such evacuation in the country since Hurricane Katrina. (The Denver Post)
  • The number of people dying of heroin overdose in Cleveland has officially made it a public health crisis. (