Search for missing continues after at least 22 die off Samos

A photograph released by the Hellenic Coast Guard shows fishing boats approaching the capsized vessel off the coast of Samos in the eastern Aegean.

At least 22 migrants, including four children, drowned on Monday after two vessels capsized off the eastern Aegean island of Samos, near Turkey, while many more migrants remained unaccounted for by late last night.

Influx of Asylum Seekers in Bulgaria Creates Problems – US Report

An influx of asylum seekers from Syria has exacerbated border security challenges, raised interethnic tensions, and challenged underfunded state agencies, said a US report. 

The annual US Department of State report on terrorism, released on Wednesday, notes that there are concerns that this flow of people could allow some foreign fighters to transit in and out of Bulgaria. 

Bulgarian Village Became Second Home for Syrian Refugee Family

A Syrian refugee family has found comfort and acceptance in the southern Bulgarian village of Krushevo.

Jeilan and her 18-year old son and 14-year old daughter escaped the horror of Syria's civil war 7 months ago. The mother is still mourning the loss of her 8-month old baby, whose life could have been saved if there had been adequate medical treatment.