2015 in review: how Europe reacted to the refugee crisis

This year will be remembered as the year in which an unprecedented number of arrivals of refugees and migrants lead to a crisis in the EU. This blog gives a chronological overview of key incidences and policy responses by selected European countries.The year 2015 will be remembered as the year in which an unprecedented number of arrivals of refugees and migrants lead to a crisis in the EU. As seen in other crisis, of the millions of Syrians who fled from their homes to escape violence the vast majority  stayed in the region, hoping for the violence to cease and to return home. The lack of hope for durable solutions made Syrians and other refugees take their fate into their own hands leaving the region in search for a dignified living.The EU attracted many refugees in search for protection, putting some EU Member States under severe pressure as regards their national capacities to process, accommodate and care for asylum seekers. Shocking images of a humanitarian crisis, worsening as temperatures were declining in autumn, covered all media.In this blog, we look back at this decisive year, give a chronological overview of key incidences and policy responses by selected European countries.

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I nuovi europei hanno un conto aperto: le rimesse valgono 109 miliardi di dollari l’anno

Il denaro inviato dagli immigrati verso i Paesi d’origine sono una risorsa fondamentale per lo sviluppo. L’Italia al quinto posto tra le fonti
I fan “dell’aiutiamoli a casa loro” è bene che lo sappiano: quelli che davvero e più sostengono i Paesi in via di sviluppo sono i migranti stessi.

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