End of the World as We Blow It

“Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are trying to get out of Syria. Yahya Jamal, 21, was trying to get back in. His father had just died, he said. His family had fled their home under bombardment and were sleeping under the trees. So even though he had smuggled himself into Turkey several months ago, he was going back to Syria to help them. ‘There is nowhere to take them,” he said, his face white with shock. “It is impossible to find a safe place.'” The NYT’s Carlotta Gall at the Turkish border with Syria, on an endless disaster that somehow keeps getting worse. ‘It’s Like the End of the World.’

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