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42 Syrian Refugees Drown Last Night

So much was buried in the snowstorm last night. Here’s a story from Greece that got buried: At least 42 migrants have drowned overnight in two separate shipwrecks in the Aegean Sea, officials say. The first boat struck rocks near the Greek island of Farmakonisi, while the second overturned ne…
By Seth Barnes

So much was buried in the snowstorm last night. Here’s a story from Greece that got buried:

At least 42 migrants have drowned overnight in two separate shipwrecks in the Aegean Sea, officials say.

The first boat struck rocks near the Greek island of Farmakonisi, while the second overturned near Kalolimnos. Many of those killed were children.

Meanwhile German Chancellor Angela Merkel said human traffickers must not be allowed to profit from exploiting people desperate to reach Europe.

More than a million migrants arrived in Europe illegally last year.

More than 700 died in the Aegean crossing from Turkey to Greece. At least another 100 have died in the Aegean this year.

How will the Church respond? With fear or with compassion?

What is your response to this news? How should we be responding?

A team of World Racers and parents is on the island of Lesvos helping now. Another team will be going in a few months. Contact Robin Howell if you want to know more.

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