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  • September 11, 2015

    Why the US isn't taking more Syrian refugees

    The US just promised to take in 10,000 Syrians — but that's barely a drop in the bucket.

  • September 10, 2015

    Why Angela Merkel is taking selfies with refugees

    The German chancellor spent an afternoon with refugees. She took selfies. Lots of selfies.

  • September 9, 2015

    Donald Trump wants the US to take in Syrian refugees. Wait, what?

    Of course, his own immigration proposal would make that basically impossible.

  • September 9, 2015

    We know how to solve the refugee crisis — but it will take more than money

    We can prevent more children from drowning in the Mediterranean. But we can't do it by just writing a check.

  • September 9, 2015

    9 questions about the refugee crisis you were too embarrassed to ask

    Why is this happening now? Why won't Europe take more? How did things get so bad in Syria?

  • September 8, 2015

    The shameful US response to the Syrian refugee crisis, by the numbers

    The US likes to think of itself as a safe haven for people fleeing violent conflict, but Syrians have largely found a closed door.

  • September 5, 2015

    The Syrian refugee crisis, in 4 maps and charts

    These maps and charts explain how the situation in Syria got so bad — and why Syrians are fleeing to Europe.

  • September 5, 2015

    Europe's refugee crisis, explained

    This is a political crisis as well as a humanitarian one

  • September 4, 2015

    Why people are fleeing Syria: a brief, simple explanation

    What you need to know to understand Syria's civil war — and the refugee crisis it created.

  • September 3, 2015

    When you see that drowned Syrian boy, you should see the United States’ shameful failure

    America’s callous inaction is leaving refugees to drown in the Mediterranean.

  • September 3, 2015

    The drowned Syrian boy photo is viral social media at its most hollow and hypocritical

    Western anti-migrant sentiment is embedded in every inch of that photo, whether you see it or not.

  • September 3, 2015

    Nothing captures Western hypocrisy on refugees like these British tabloid front pages

    Outlets that have bashed refugees for years are now pretending to care about one child whose death produced a viral image.

  • August 28, 2015

    Vox Sentences: The latest European migrant tragedies are worse than we thought

    The death toll in two horrifying recent incidents is much higher than initially estimated.

  • August 28, 2015

    Germany just did something huge for Syrian refugees — and for the future of Europe

    Letting Syrian refugees stay in Germany to apply for asylum will help thousands of vulnerable people. It's also a step toward solving the European Union's biggest crisis.

  • August 27, 2015

    Vox Sentences: Europe is facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II

    Thousands of refugees keep coming into Europe — and hundreds more die en route; a big labor ruling is great news for unions and potentially terrible news for McDonald's; and fewer than half of psychology experiments produce consistent results.

  • April 20, 2015

    1600 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean in 2015. Europe refuses to fix the crisis.

    And it's only going to get worse this summer.

  • April 13, 2015

    18,000 people are trapped in a Syrian "death camp" between ISIS and Assad

    How Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp became "the deepest circle of hell."

  • February 10, 2015

    Vox Sentences: The remarkable activism and tragic death of Kayla Mueller

    That and more in our daily news roundup.

  • October 3, 2014

    The best way to help refugees? Give them money, not random stuff

    Even in the most desperate places on earth, giving cash can make a difference.

  • September 24, 2014

    Syria's civil war created 2.5 million refugees last year — the US let in 36

    Neighboring countries are struggling to house them in nightmarish refugee camps

  • September 23, 2014

    This chart of skyrocketing refugee numbers shows how bad Syria's war is

    130,000 refugees flooded into Turkey in just three days.

  • May 14, 2014

    33 million people are internally displaced