The number of Syrians that have fled the country in the face of its ongoing war has topped 4 million for the the first time, the United Nations said on Thursday.
“This is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation,” U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said in a statement, stressing that refugees are currently “living in dire conditions and sinking deeper into poverty.”
- The March for Science is happening today. Scientists and their supporters will demonstrate in cities around the world.
- The Justice Department sent a letter threatening to pull funding from sanctuary cities, but the cities will likely continue to resist.
- A Muslim group in Virginia will finally be allowed to build a mosque. All it took was 25 years and a federal lawsuit.
- 15,000 Afghans applied for interpreter visas. Only 1,500 visas remain. Now, with lives at risk, senators want more.