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    Shadows from migrants are cast on a makeshift shelter with the written word ''Refugee'' in Calais, France, April 30, 2015.

Europe is in the midst of its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, with over 230,000 refugees arriving in Greece this year alone. teleSUR examines the root causes and inhumane responses to this man-made crisis.

The Politics of Neoliberalism and Migration

By Preeti Kaur

The struggle for migrants’ rights is inherently linked to the struggle for economic and social justice. READ MORE

Images of Drowned Syrian Boy Shock World

A Turkish police officer carries a young boy who drowned in a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos. | Photo: Reuters

The European refugee crisis reached a new low Wednesday when photos emerged of a dead little Syrian boy washed up on a beach in Turkey, as British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to shut the UK’s borders to asylum seekers. READ MORE

EU Policies Behind Migrant Crisis, UN Says

The European Union and its policies are responsible for the growing migrant crisis in Europe, the United Nation agency for refugees said in early August. READ MORE

A boat carrying migrants in the Mediterranean, February 12, 2015. | Photo: Reuters

The Making of the Migration Crisis

By Harsha Walia

While militarization and persecution are typically understood as primary forces of migration, forces of economic violence, climate change and gendered violence are all also causing displacement. READ MORE

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

By Belén Fernández

Doctors Without Borders provides psychological first aid to traumatized migrants and has helped save over 11,000 migrant lives in the Mediterranean. READ MORE

Imaginary Lines – Root Causes of the Crisis

World Refugee Day

Fleeing conflict, poverty, and other adversities in their own countries, refugees from the global South are often displaced directly or indirectly by actions of the global North, whose free trade economic policies, backing of repressive regimes, interventions, and carbon footprints continue to push people to migrate away from difficult social, economic, and increasingly climatic situations. READ MORE

Europe’s Racist, Murderous Migration Regime

by Jerome Roos

Saving the lives of migrants and refugees “shouldn’t be a priority” for naval patrols, a top E.U. border agency official stated, revealing the bloc’s lack of interest in fighting the underlying causes of the migrant crisis. READ MORE

The Human Face of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Over 350,000 refugees have arrived in Europe, seeking refuge from conflict zones across the Middle East and Africa. Others have not made the journey. According to the International Organization of Migration, more than 2,600 refugees have died crossing the Mediterranean Sea since the start of 2015. READ MORE

More Background

Refugees Resist Hungarian Riot Police Amid Calls for Action

Hungary Shuts Down Railways to Stop Europe Refugee Migration

Spain's Main Cities Will Host Refugees Entering Europe

IOM: Over 350,000 Refugees Have Fled to Europe Since January

Up to 50 Refugees Found Dead in Truck in Austria

European Leaders Flounder as Refugee Crisis Worsens

Hungary to Deploy 'Border Hunters' Against Refugees Fleeing War

Refugees in Peril as Shelter in Germany Burnt in Arsenal Attack

PHOTO GALLERY: Soccer Solidarity: #RefugeesWelcome in Germany

EU Launches Military Solution to Migrant Crisis

Doctor Lifts Lid on 'Mental Torture' in Australian Refugee Camp

Macedonia Answers Refugee Surge with Tear Gas and Razor Wire


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