21 Dark Secrets About The European Migrant Crisis

I must warn you, this is a big read. Here are 21 of the most important real facts and dark secrets about the current European Migrant Crisis. With all the media reporting on the migrant crisis you deserve to know the real truths. Foreign secretary Philip Hammond and politician Theresa May need to look at this.

1. 62%

Migrants Mediterranean

 

Far from being propelled by economic migrants, this crisis is mostly about refugees. The assumption by the likes of Hammond, May and others is that the majority of those trying to reach Europe are fleeing poverty, which is not considered by the international community as a good enough reason to move to another country. Whereas in fact, by the end of July, 62% of those who had reached Europe by boat this year were from Syria, Eritrea and Afghanistan, according to figures compiled by the UN. These are countries torn apart by war, dictatorial oppression, and religious extremism – and, in Syria’s case, all three. Their citizens almost always have the legal right to refuge in Europe. And if you add to the mix those coming from Darfur, Iraq, Somalia, and some parts of Nigeria – then the total proportion of migrants likely to qualify for asylum rises to well over 70%.