Is Europe really being '"invaded" by refugees?

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Release date: 21/2/2018

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TitleIs Europe really being "invaded" by refugees?
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletGDI Blog
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
DescriptionIn the year of the “migration crisis”, 2015, record numbers of Syrians, Afghanis and Iraqis travelled to Greece and Italy. The total arrivals were slightly more than a million. While it does sound like a huge number, if all the EU countries had offered temporary protection to everyone proportionately to their own population, the whole “European migration crisis” would have been solved with one migrant/refugee/put-your-label-here hosted for every 50 thousand citizens. In other words, the whole of Greater Manchester would have contributed to solve the “migration crisis” by hosting 50 persons. Five Zero.
Producer/AuthorGlobal Development Institute
PersonsGabriele Restelli