On the day after the inauguration many thousands are expected to take part in the 'Women's March on Washington". Organizers who began planning the event last November shortly after the presidential election say the objective is to bring national attention to women and other groups who feel they have been marginalized. We'll hear different perspectives on who's going, who isn't and its possible political impact.
Rescue crews continue to seek survivors after a ship carrying hundreds of migrants trying to get from Africa to Europe sank Saturday in the Mediterranean. But hopes are fading. Three more boats on a similar mission may also be in distress. The grim search efforts underscore the desperate plight of the hundreds of thousands of people whose lives have been upended by ongoing political turmoil in Africa and the Middle East. On Monday, European Union ministers met to discuss a way to address what’s considered the largest refugee crisis since World War II. A look at the challenge and international efforts to help.
- Brian Hansford Washington DC spokesperson, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- Deborah Ball bureau chief, Italy Wall Street Journal
- Alexandra Brosnan senior policy & advocacy officer, International Rescue Committee
- Kathleen Newland director of the migrants, migration, and development program, Migration Policy Institute
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