EU and Refugee Crises

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With the instability in many Middle Eastern nations, e.g., Syria, thousands of displaced persons are traveling to EU nations.

On 3 October 2013, 366 migrants drowned when their boat sank less than a mile off the shore of the Italian island of Lampedusa. A number of questions must be addressed in finding the best policy response to this tragedy. Was it the sign of a new trend in irregular migration to the EU; or was it a sign of increased risks associated with smuggling? Do smuggled migrants resemble regular asylum seekers and migrants or do they represent a specific group? In other words do the Lampedusa events call for a drastic revision of EU asylum and migration policy or an ad hoc response?

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http://www.migrationpolicycentre.eu/
http://syrianrefugees.eu/

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/12/01/eu_refugees_forced_to_camp_in_serbias_forests.html

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=155968

http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21590946-bulgaria-struggling-cope-syrian-refugees-nightmare-all


Out of Syria, Into a European Maze
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/30/world/middleeast/out-of-syria-into-a-european-maze.html?ref=world

The wars and other instability will not resolve soon, if ever. :frown:

How to find homes, and peace and security, for these people?
 

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Tough situation. A clear example of how a war can have collateral consequences.
 

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