Can Europe rise to the refugee challenge? | Jeff Crisp
- 20 January 2016
- Blogs / articles
Dr Crisp, RSC Research Associate, blogs for Refugees International
In a new blog for Refugees International, for whom he is an Honorary Advisor, Dr Jeff Crisp writes on the EU’s response to the ‘refugee challenge’ over the last 6 months. He notes that while the EU’s relocation and resettlement programmes have achieved next to nothing and public opinion seems to be turning against the refugees, ‘action is still being taken to preserve the principles of asylum and refugee protection’. Here he commends the ‘thousands of volunteers who have flocked to assist refugees in locations such as the Greek island of Lesvos and the ‘jungle camp’ in Calais, France’ and the ‘heroic efforts’ of organizations such as MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) and MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières).