Inside Story – Desperate journeys – Europe’s refugee crisis – video

Inside Story – Desperate journeys – – Europe’s refugee crisis

Published on Sep 5, 2015 – Al Jazeera

Europe’s refugee crisis is the story gripping the world.We have seen incredible pictures showing tens of thousands of refugees in Greece – all the way to Germany – risking everything to escape war and persecution. A deeply disturbing yet now iconic photo of a three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned on a Turkish beach, has become a symbol of their plight.  

But scenes of thousands of refugees arriving in Germany – a dream destination for many – have provided some relief. Still, confusion continues as European leaders remain divided over how to deal with the large number of refugees. They are yet to put forward a concrete or unified plan.

Hungary has taken a tough approach, while France and Germany are pushing for a common EU asylum system, with a permanent quota for each country.The EU’s current migration policies seem to be crumbling. So is Europe entering a brand new era of border policy? Who is in control and will it work?

Presenter: Sami ZeidanGuests:Jeff Crisp – Honorary Adviser at Refugees International and former head of policy development at UNHCR.Gauri Van Gulik – Deputy Director, Amnesty International in Europe and Central Asia.Demetrios Papademtriou – co-founder and President of the Migration Policy Institute Europe.

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  • De castro  On 09/06/2015 at 3:32 am

    What the world is witnessing was predictable.
    Most of the “political class” seemed surprised if not bewildered.
    EU is the safe haven. Why ? Shengen.
    States without borders.
    Berlin wall demolished.
    Congratulations to most German people for their “compassionate” response.
    Isn’t it ironical that the people who lost the war show more compassion than the victors.
    My dream come true.
    A world of peace and love not war and hate.

    A world without borders is not an impossible dream.
    One world one peoples one destiny.

    Que Sera sera

    • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 09/06/2015 at 3:35 pm

      “A world without borders is not an impossible dream.”
      ~ Dream we must, Kamtan, to hold onto hope.

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 09/06/2015 at 3:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing the video link, Cyril.

  • albert  On 09/08/2015 at 11:54 pm

    The US border is a different story: The far right will say we have to watch out for ISIS members who might be among the refugees. We have to worry about the second generation who might take up arms against the US. Finally, we have to worry about those who cannot accept religious criticism.
    Only about 1500 Syrians are schedule to come to the US.

  • De castro  On 09/09/2015 at 2:13 am

    It is the responsibility of internal/external undercover forces to do their job.
    One cannot live in fear of extremism. How often some “lunatic” American
    decides to go on a shooting rampage. Maybe USA policy makers should be
    addressing their “right to bear arms” gun laws.There will always be extremists
    in society but how the security forces addresses the issue is crucial to the
    safety of the citizens.Fear and intimidation is not an option.
    Zero tolerance a policy.

  • Thinker  On 09/09/2015 at 5:18 am

    Can someone also remind Saudi Arabia to take its fair share of immigrants in view of its oil wealth. And not to discriminate against Christians. Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey are doing a great job.

  • De castro  On 09/09/2015 at 6:40 am

    Saudis teat their own citizens like refugees already can’t see them accepting
    any either. Not to mention the “WEST” support for the elite class there.
    Also doubt if refugees would wish to settle there.

    Some of my Sri Lankan friends who went there were “castrated” and employed
    in their Harlem’s. Saudi is a sick society supported by western allies to have
    access to their oil…..

    Lebanon jordan and turkey will soon not be able to accommodate those that are already there unless they receive more assistance from west.

    Cameron says uk will take 20.000 over 5 years.
    Shameful disgraceful……he has 4+ more years of his tenure….doubt if he will last
    that long….British public opinions are running high for helping these people.
    Many offering their homes already…..the Brits are the most charitable on the planet but the political asses are an embarrassment now.

    Cameron is still using drones to bomb Syrian rebels…..without consulting MP
    for debate over the issue. We are in for a winter of “discontent” !😈

    A world without borders is not an impossible dream.
    Shengen living proof.
    Just Google shengen to find signatories.
    UK is not !👑excluded in taking any from shengen area.

    This issue will get worse before it improves.

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