Monthly Archives: May 2016

Close to 700 Migrants Feared Drowned

“Shipwreck kills up to 700 migrants,” from the BBC: Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says. The boats sank south … Continue reading

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Bring Me Your Huddled Masses

“Bring me your huddled masses,” from the Economist: Nine countries host most of the world’s refugees. None of them is wealthy. All border war zones, from Syria to South Sudan. The simplest way for rich countries to help the poor … Continue reading

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Migrants Driven to Europe Due to ‘Push Factors’

‘Push’ factor drives migrants away from Libya to Europe,” from the BBC: It is a fool’s game trying to cross the Mediterranean in a rubber boat – even as summer beckons, the days are longer and the weather supposedly improves. … Continue reading

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Smugglers Earned Approximately $5 Billion Last Year

“Smugglers Made at Least $5 Billion Last Year in Europe,” by Rick Gladstone for the New York Times: Smugglers made $5 billion to $6 billion in 2015 spiriting roughly one million migrants into the European Union, two multinational law enforcement … Continue reading

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Germany Struggles to Integrate Migrants

“Flooded With Migrants, Germany Struggles to Integrate Them,” by Alison Smale for the New York Times: If the urgent challenge for Germany last year was sheltering the hundreds of thousands of people who descended on the country almost at once … Continue reading

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