Often, they are given no story at all, reduced to a shadow that occasionally flits across European vision. Read their stories. Wars produce refugees. You do not have to let your thinking be limited by the categories that currently exist. Macedonia is one of the main routes up to Serbia and until the border with Greece closed, witnessed a large number of refugees passing through.
Most of the migrants who arrived tried to continue their journeys to north-west Europe, and enforcement of the Dublin regulation temporarily collapsed. We do not have to accept this.
In 2017, British Red Cross services reached more than 30,000 people in 58 towns and cities across the country. Whose interests does it serve to regulate their movement?
We must be alert to the ways in which some politicians try to convince people to give up rights and protections that exist for the benefit of everyone. Syria Yemen.
An awareness of this history matters, and can motivate us to act, but there are considerable differences from the past. Meanwhile across the European continent, governments are grappling with the challenge of how to successfully integrate the over 1.
And European unity, in its founding documents, was conceived of as a way of maintaining imperial power, as well as preventing future conflict in Europe. IRC Crisis Watch: Now, with more people displaced by crisis than ever before, Europe must again stand with refugees and create a future where everyone can work, integrate and contribute to society.
Germany Greece. Is this page useful? And most migration to Europe takes place legally: But the aspiration will remain unfulfilled if we ignore the fact that while the nations of Europe have overcome war and fought totalitarianism, many of these same nations became rich and powerful by conquering and administering huge empires, which were partially justified by the idea of European racial supremacy.