Two years have passed since the refugee deal between the European Union and Turkey that officially closed the so-called "Balkan Route". But in these two years, facts have shown that this route has not been completely closed: it has only changed its directions and has become even more dangerous for migrants who are trying to reach Europe.
The war that has been ravaging South Sudan since 2013 has forced 3.5 million people to flee their homes: 1.7 million escaped to other countries (Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda) and 1.9 million sought refuge in other parts of the country. Figures from UNHCR (the United Nations High Commission for Refugees) are terrible. And even more so when you think that behind those numbers are personal tales of violence, exhaustion, uprooting, family strife and, above all, poverty.
Europe is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Involving religious organizations in drafting and implementing policies to tackle this issue can maximize effective delivery of services to refugees and improve their integration process in the receiving countries.
Ancora una volta, i capi di Stato e di governo Ue si presentano all’appuntamento con il Consiglio europeo in una situazione di stallo negoziale nella gestione dei flussi migratori.
Nelle ultime settimane, una questione ha attraversato la discussione pubblica guadagnandosi notevole attenzione mediatica. La questione di una possibile riapertura della cosiddetta “rotta adriatica”.
Although 56 per cent of Turkish public opinion does not support Turkish foreign policy regarding Syria, due to the way Turkish government managed the human crisis (and spent its money), the population agrees on the necessity on persisting to solve this problematic situation. And thus does Europe. Following the Summit of EU leaders on October 15th, German Chancellor Angela Merkel took an emergency trip to Turkey, where she needed to recruit the Turkish side to stop the flood.
The vulnerability of Italy to revolutionary changes on the southern Mediterranean shore has been very high, if not the highest among its European colleagues. The initial shock of the massive influx of Tunisian migrants and refugees (specifically, the famous case of the 20,000 Tunisian refugees arriving to the 5,000-inhabitant Italian island of Lampedusa in early 2011), was followed by a gas disruption tragedy when Italy’s main gas supplier, Libya, started to live its own revolution.