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Is the Boat Full? Examining Migration to the European Union

By Zara Riaz

“Because of human misery, because of despair, for reasons of persecution in their home countries, these people have nothing else but to take an unseaworthy boat to a European haven,” states Volker Tuerk, Director of International Protection with the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Refugees. This state of extreme desperation of migrants and asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa is fueling a surge in migration to Europe that poses complex challenges for European policy makers. Continue reading Is the Boat Full? Examining Migration to the European Union