Europe’s Migration Crisis
The world is presently experiencing a wave of migration of a size unseen since World War II, with West European governments now encountering a highly publicized surge in asylum seekers and refugees. In Backgrounder on the Current European Migration Crisis, the Jacob Blaustein Institute examines the dimensions of the current migration crisis and presents estimates of the casualties reported to date, the reasons for the current wave of migration, relevant asylum and refugee law, responses of European governments including the consequences of the inadequate responses to date. JBI notes some suggested responses proposed by European leaders and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. This informational note is available here.