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A Migration Crisis? Facts, Challenges And Possible Solutions

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Resource type:Plans, policy and strategy
Language:English
Keywords:Refugees/IDPs
Countries:Syria
Agency:ODI - Overseas Development Institute
Author(s):Metcalfe-Hough, V.
Date published:October 2015
Pages:6pp

Since the beginning of 2014, approximately 800,000 people have arrived at EU borders through irregular channels, fleeing conflict and violence at home or in search of a better life abroad.
This migration surge has become a highly sensitive political issue, generating intense political and public debate and exacerbating pre-existing weaknesses in immigration systems across Europe.

Meanwhile, the lack of an adequate response by EU governments has left hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants increasingly vulnerable.

This policy brief outlines key facts relating to the migration crisis and offers suggestions on how governments can mount a more effective response.

 

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