NEW EXODUS: A GLOBAL SURGE IN MIGRATION

By The Washington Post | The causes and impact of a global surge of migration driven by war, oppression and poverty has left countries and families struggling to cope.

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A small town in Slovakia held a vote on accepting refugees; 97 percent said no.

GABCIKOVO, Slovakia — The next act of the European refugee crisis will unfold in little places like this one, where hundreds of Syrian war refugees are coming to live in a town that just voted by overwhelming numbers to oppose their stay.<p>Over the past few days, the first of 500 Syrian asylum …

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‘Syria is emptying’

IZMIR, Turkey — A new exodus of Syrians is fueling the extraordinary flow of migrants and refugees to Europe, as Syria’s four-year-old war becomes the driving force behind the greatest migration of people to the continent since the Second World War.<p>Syrians account for half of the 381,000 refugees …

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Refugees face tear gas, water cannons as they cut new paths through Europe

TOVARNIK, Croatia —Refugees blazed a new pathway through Europe on Wednesday, with hundreds hiking through cornfields to reach welcoming Croatia even as others faced tear gas and water cannons from Hungarian police determined to turn them away.<p>The contrasting scenes along the Serbian border …

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What it feels like to have hundreds of refugees in your front yard at the Croatian border

BREGANA, Croatia — The leading edge of refugees, the first of thousands behind them, arrived here like a change in the weather, a wind in the trees, like summer to fall.<p>One minute there was an empty crossroads with high grass and wildflowers. Total nowheresville. In an hour it became the center of …

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Thousands of refugees arrive in Austria as Hungary, Croatia let them pass

SPIELFELD, Austria — Asylum seekers whose journey had been slowed by bickering among Balkan countries began to arrive in Austria en masse Sunday, just one border away from the ultimate destination for many refugees, Germany.<p>Thousands of economic migrants and war refugees walked across the border …

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5 reasons Germany reintroduced border controls

Hungary finally had some words of praise for Germany after weeks of rising tensions between the two countries: The Hungarian government applauded Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to reinstate border controls between Germany and Austria.<p>The Eastern Europeans in particular might regard the border …

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First trainloads of Syrian asylum-seekers reach Germany

NICKELSDORF, Austria — A column of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty made it to Western Europe on Saturday, after forcing Hungary’s anti-<br>immigrant leaders to yield in a days-long campaign to turn them back. But with a fresh rush of migrants at Europe’s borders, the broader refugee crisis …

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