Category Archives: Mediterranean

Refugee Crisis in Europe

As reported by The Guardian, European leaders are fighting each other over the refugee crisis. “More than 1.8 million people have entered¬†Europe¬†irregularly since 2014 and Italy is currently sheltering 170,000 asylum seekers.” There is undoubtedly a crisis, yet 1.8m people … Continue reading

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Does foreign-aid deter migration?

A policy paper from the Center for Global Development suggests that foreign-aid increases the likelihood of migration from developing countries. Aid agencies can play a vital role in shaping migration by making it beneficial for all involved. Economic development in … Continue reading

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Syrian refugee crisis

“An estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011, taking refuge in neighbouring countries or within Syria itself. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), over 3 million … Continue reading

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How many refugees does each EU country take?

Here you can access a series of clear graphs on the proportion of refugees taken by each country in the EU. Sweden and Germany take the highest number per population. This is partly because Sweden and Germany are more likely … Continue reading

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Migration across the Mediterranean

The number of migrants and asylum seekers so far in 2015 is now approaching a quarter of a million, according to the latest analysis by the International Organisation for Migration (17th August Update). “Some 102,000 migrants crossed to Italy from … Continue reading

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