The steady stream of migrants in past years has turned into a torrent this year. Here’s a primer on the main forces at work.

Source: www.npr.org

I’ve recently shared some news articles about the global refugee crisis, especially as the so many are surging towards Europe.  I’ve realized though, that many students are unsure what to make of the situation because they don’t understand how we got here in the first place.  This article is organized to answer these basic questions: 

  • What’s behind this crisis?
  • Why are they going to Europe?
  • How risky is the journey?
  • How are Europe and the international community responding?

Tags: migration, political, refugees, regions.

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