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Over 2,000 fleeing refugees from Syria drowned in Mediterranean since 2011: UN

Sep 03, 2015    

Geneva: A UN panel says more than 2,000 Syrians have drowned in the Mediterranean while trying to reach Europe since 2011, and says there's no end in sight to Syria's civil war.The UN Human Rights Council report says "the global failure to protect Syrian refugees is now translating into a crisis in southern Europe" amid an increased flow in recent months.Overall, the 24-page report released Thursday focuses on events from January to June and sheds little new light on the four-and-a-half-year conflict.It highlights abuses by many combatants including President Bashar Assad forces, th...

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