The Refugee Crisis Comes to Europe’s Doorstep

Migrants try to get water delivered by volunteers as they wait to pass the borders from the northern Greek town of Idomeni to southern Macedonia, Sept. 3, 2015 (AP photo by Giannis Papanikos).
Migrants try to get water delivered by volunteers as they wait to pass the borders from the northern Greek town of Idomeni to southern Macedonia, Sept. 3, 2015 (AP photo by Giannis Papanikos).
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The death of 71 migrants in a truck in Austria last week and Wednesday’s horrifying photos of a drowned Syrian child on a beach in Turkey have shone a light on the plight of migrants fleeing from war, violence and poverty in Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and elsewhere, as well as Europe’s total inability to coherently address the crisis. In the latest Global Dispatches podcast, host Mark Goldberg speaks with World Politics Review columnist Ellen Laipson about the migrant crisis, the European Union’s infighting over how to handle it and why Syrians are not trying to seek refuge in Gulf countries. […]

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