How Europe’s (anti-)migration policies are fuelling a humanitarian crisis

European Commission DG ECHO: https://euobserver.com/opinion/136333

By Susanne Jaspars and Dorothea Hilhorst.

When some one million people crossed the Mediterranean in the course of 2015 to seek refuge, European countries called it a crisis. Yet the real crisis was created by European immigration and asylum policies and by the challenges they posed for aid providers.

We discussed these issues at the  conference of the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) in August 2018 that was held at the ISS in The Hague. In this blog we highlight some of the key issues from our just-published conference special issue and show how the issues raised back then are still of concern today. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the violence experienced by people seeking safety in countries such as Italy, Greece, France, Belgium, Germany, Norway, and the UK.

Read the full blogpost: 'How Europe’s (anti-)migration policies are fuelling a humanitarian crisis'

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Professor Dorothea Hilhorst

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Dr Susanne Jaspars

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