Nearly One Million Refugees Have Fled Syria; Death Toll Climbs

The trucks delivered 15,000 blankets and 10,000 tents to an Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp near the Syrian-Turkish border in the country’s northwest. For only the second time in the nearly 2-year Syrian civil war, the U.N. refugee agency completed an aid delivery Thursday, reports MNN.

However, the reception was surprisingly cool. Jeff Palmer with Baptist Global Response explains, “There were ties to other factions out there. People perceived where the aid was coming from, so they actually refused the shipment of the aid.”

He goes on to clarify, “The men were the ones who rejected the aid.… [Continue reading...]