Overseas News

Refugees in camps around the world are overloaded and struggling to cope. And still people flee their homes in search of safety.

The recent EU deal over border controls is creating real issues for refugees in transit as well as those who have already arrived in Europe.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/refugee-deal-between-turkey-and-eu-sparks-chaos-on-greek-islands-a6943066.html

Border controls are also focus points for real hardship such as on the Macedonia/Greece border.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/15/macedonia-forcibly-returns-refugees-greece-idomeni

 

Efforts to accommodate large numbers of people fleeing war zones, within a very short period of time, is difficult for some host countries too. Conditions in camps in Turkey are poor and signs of strain are also appearing in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

None of this is easy. There are no easy solutions. But we can’t ignore human suffering.

 

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