4-year-old found wandering desert alone


unhcr-syrian-boy-via-twitterA photo of a little boy who became separated from his family while fleeing Syria is going viral.

Members of the U.N. Refugee Agency found Marwan wandering alone in a barren landscape, Andrew Harper, the UNHRC representative to Jordan, tweeted on Sunday. The 4-year-old was toting a plastic bag, containing his possessions, that was nearly as big as he is.

The U.N. helped Marwan cross into Jordan and he was safely reunited with his mother minutes later, Harper tweeted two hours ago.

Harper tells the BBC that Marwan’s plight is not uncommon in the “chaos and confusion” of the Syria crisis.

In Jordan, there are about 600,000 Syrian refugees, a fraction of the 2.4 million displaced by the civil war.



Updated: Add Obama to 79% who want Congress to OK Syria action


Maybe President Obama saw this poll. AP just posted a story saying that the president “abruptly announced Saturday he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack that killed hundreds.”

Original post: This is something voters from both parties can agree on.

A whopping 79% of Americans say President Obama should get congressional approval before striking Syria, an NBC News poll shows. Continue reading