What is the EU doing to really address the refugee crisis?
The European Union are controlling the amount of inflatable boat exports in order to restrict the amount of refugees coming from North Africa.
How do European countries curtail the amount of refugees that try to get sanctuary in their country, as high numbers risk life and limb to journey across the Mediterranean sea.
State representatives are looking for global strategies where migration and refugees are concerned. They met in Brussels to consult with each other and the United Nations on the refugee crisis.
There have been over 100.000 refugees that have already crossed the Mediterranean this year. Many have taken a back passage or have been smuggled from Libya.
The European Union are controlling the amount of inflatable boats being exported, in order to restrict the amount of refugees coming from North Africa. However restricting the shipment of inflatable boats will not stop the need for those seeking help from Europe, more is needed to aid those in need.
The Italian and Greek government has stressed that other European countries need to do more, as they are bearing the brunt of the refugee crisis. There is still a large amount of refugees stranded on the Greek islands.
As there has been a surge in the numbers of refugees since 2014-2016, new methods have been implemented. Migrants are identified, recorded and fingerprinted on entrance. They are then allocated to the appropriate follow‐up processes. This helps to improve the service that is provided.
Up until now the European commission reported to allocating €350 million to Greece with emergency funding since 2015, and more than €190 million in charitable support. Emergency aid provided to Italy in 2016 amounted to nearly €63 million.