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Listen to Professor Alexander Betts discuss the wider, global displacement context behind the current Mediterranean refugee and migrant crisis, broadcast yesterday on 'Here & Now', NPR's midday news programme: "There are over 50 million people displaced, of whom over 16 million people are refugees... and they are in desperate circumstances." He emphasizes that a growing number of the people trying to cross the Mediterranean are refugees from fragile states such as Syria, Somalia, and Eritrea, and he describes the circumstances they are fleeing from.

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