[Cross-posted from European Tribune – where dissent is NOT troll rated!]
When the Syrian people fled their war torn country in 2015, the Xenophobia and Islamophobia grew to unexpected heights and become a political item across Europe by populist party “leaders”.
Today Mediterranean sea arrivals to Europe reach 1 million. 49% are from Syria. https://t.co/nAUZy25H5X pic.twitter.com/RgJ89LH9PV
— UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) December 30, 2015
○ The Refugee Crisis: One Million People Fled to Europe in 2015
The British got their Brexit, EU countries got an increase in right-wing extremism, anti-Muslim legislation was introduced and last but not least the right-wing of the Republican party got their leader chose as President. Making any sense of it all? What are the numbers as time passed by and the jihadist terror in Syria has diminished? The latest stats from UNHCR …
More below the fold …
Most common nationalities of Mediterranean sea arrivals from January 2018 | UNHCR |
“No one becomes a refugee by choice”
~ @RefugeesChief pic.twitter.com/px29Q5WgCV
— UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) June 24, 2018
○ Fewer migrants enter Europe via the Mediterranean Sea, says UN agency | March 2018 |
Breaking: 10,243 #migrants & #refugees arrived by sea to Europe.
418 dead/missing. Learn more ➡️ (_link) pic.twitter.com/rdatRNeg2Y
— IOM – UN Migration (@UNmigration) March 2, 2018
UNHCR shocked by mass drownings off Libya, calls for urgent action
○ The Balkan route: A train passes through! | DW Oct. 2015 |
○ Visegrad countries urge stronger EU border defense | DW June 2018 |
○ Europe can’t take in ‘new wave of refugees,’ says Austrian conservative MP | DW June 2018 |
Solidarity and integration on display at `No Stranger Place’ exhibition in Paris
After fleeing persecution for being gay in his native Mali, Louis found the moral support and understanding he long sought with Armand and Christophe, a couple who kindly agreed to host him in their Parisian flat.
Armand and Christophe are among many ordinary citizens across Europe who have opened hearts and homes to refugees, in contrast to some governments and politicians who have called for tighter borders.
No Stranger Place is a photo series developed and photographed by photographer Aubrey Wade in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to highlight these acts of compassion. After London, Berlin, Vienna and Stockholm, the exhibition is now on display at Ground Control in Paris.
#NoStrangerPlace is a photo series by photographer @Aubrey_Wade to highlight acts of compassion by ordinary citizens across Europe
| by @FarhaBhoyroo via @refugees https://t.co/wO6FYNsBSk pic.twitter.com/LQZJplBg3U
— Brendan McDonald (@7piliers) June 22, 2018
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