Chaos as the flow be­comes a flood

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY PAUL AN­TI­CONI

EUROPE IS fac­ing its largest and most com­plex surge in mi­gra­tion since the Sec­ond World War. Ac­cord­ing to the UN High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees , over 590,000 peo­ple have ar­rived by sea so far in 2015.

Euro­pean gov­ern­ments are fac­ing mas­sive prac­ti­cal and pol­icy chal­lenges in ad­dress­ing the needs of refugees, in­te­grat­ing them and deal­ing with the im­pact on na­tional economies.

There is at last a grow­ing recog­ni­tion (and worry) among gov­ern­ments and agen­cies that this flow of dis­placed peo­ple is not a short-term phe­nom­e­non but one that will grow.

As refugees con­tinue ar­riv­ing, their pro­file has changed. Tra­di­tion­ally the ma­jor­ity seek­ing en­try to Europe

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