Refugee crisis: Story of two Syrian men who died trying to swim to England

A year ago, two Syrian refugees bought identical wetsuits from a Calais shop, walked to the beach and disappeared.

When their remains were washed up 500 miles apart, police in the Netherlands and Norway were at a loss to identify them.

No missing persons’ reports had been filed, they had no police records, their DNA was not on file. As Anders Fjellberg put it, they were an “invisible life heading for a nameless grave”.

 

The reporter, from Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, worked with photographer Tomm Christiansen to… more

Syrian refugees are traveling across the Arctic Circle to Europe

A family of Syrian refugees at the Polar Light Hotel in Nikel, Russia. October 2015. (Alessandro Iovino)

A family of Syrian refugees at the Polar Light Hotel in Nikel, Russia. October 2015. (Alessandro Iovino)

There’s a new way into Europe. Under mounting pressure at home, faced with likely tragedy on the Mediterranean, and turned away by border police in eastern Europe, some Syrians are forging an unlikely path across the Arctic Circle.
http://qz.com/530042/syrian-refugees-are-traveling-across-the-arctic-circle-to-europe/

Syrian refugees are traveling across the Arctic Circle to Europe

Screenshot of the route Syrian refugees are taking to Europe.