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Migrants try to storm Greece-Macedonia border fence

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CRISIS. A Syrian refugee leans against the fence as she waits for the opening of the border to cross into Macedonia, at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on February 28, 2016. Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP
‘When one insists on his border, the other suffers. That’s not my Europe,’ says Germany’s Angela Merkel, lashing out at Austria and Balkan states for introducing tight limits on migrant entries

IDOMENI, Greece (Mar. 1, 2016) — Hundreds of refugees on Monday, February 29, tried to break through a border fence into Macedonia from Greece, where more than 7,000 people are Continue reading Migrants try to storm Greece-Macedonia border fence

Dozens of Syria health facilities hit last year

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IN RUINS. A handout image provided by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), showing destruction at an MSF-supported hospital in Idlib, Syria, largely destroyed in an attack on February 15, 2016. File photo from EPA
The health infrastructure of the war-torn country ‘has been decimated,’ says the organization

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Feb. 18, 2016) — More than 60 health facilities in Syria supported by the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity were hit in attacks last year, with a dozen completely destroyed, the group said Thursday, February 18.

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Russian bombings in Syria ‘barbaric’

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DESTROYED. A picture shows the rubble of a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Idlib, Syria, on February 15, 2016, after the building was hit by suspected Russian air strikes. Photo by stringer/AFP
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says the bombings have killed innocent civilians

ANKARA, Turkey (Feb. 17, 2016) — Turkey on Tuesday, February 16, denounced Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria as “barbaric,” saying the assault had killed civilians including children and the elderly.

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Camps full as tens of thousands flee Syria’s Aleppo

REFUGEES IN NEED. Syrians fleeing the embattled city of Aleppo wait on February 5, 2016 in Bab-Al Salama, next to the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near the Turkish crossing gate. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP
Up to 20 people are forced to stay inside each tent – meant for 7 only – at refugee camps

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Feb. 9, 2016) — Camps for the displaced along Syria’s border with Turkey are at full capacity, aid workers say, as tens of thousands flee a major government offensive in Aleppo province.

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