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From Africa to Europe: A Surprisingly Dangerous Journey for Migrants


World  (tags: world, politics, Refugees&Relief, society, news, africa, europe )

Cal
- 579 days ago - takepart.com
Thousands of refugees from Africa die on their way to Europe in search of a better life. This is the story of how one emigrant made it.



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Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 7:29 pm
Noted , thanks !
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:13 am
Noted, but when nothing is done to prevent the situation it just gets worse.
 

lee e. (114)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:50 am
What a sad story of human suffering! Thanks - I hope this situation improves.
 

Jennifer Ward (40)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:34 pm
I do feel for these people, but I can't see much hope for them or their host countries if they want to live a tribal life in developed countries that they end up in. Neither they or the host wins in the end.
 

Birgit W. (156)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:37 pm
We have to show far more compassion to all the people who have to leave their own countries. They don't leave just for the fun of it, and have to endure a lot of suffering.
 

SJ A. (1)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:04 pm
Dublin II has to be modified, the EU southern countries are already devasted with the recession There are no jobs for locals let alone for these desperate, mostly unskilled migrants and at this point cannot handle this influx anymore.

With the Dublin II (treaty) the migrants can only apply for refugee status in one member state, ie, the first member state which they reach, primarily Italy, Spain and Malta.
The migrants are stuck forever in these countries and cannot move North for better work options.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (185)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:18 pm
niestety, podróż do "lepszego świata" kończy się często tragicznie, jak muszą być zdeterminowani ci ludzie, skoro podejmują się tak niebezpiecznych przepraw
 

SJ A. (1)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:21 pm
Exactly Malgorzata, (i used an online translator) they certainly risk their lives and those of their loved ones too.
 

Ondine J. (139)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 9:04 pm
Noted and so very depressing and confronting.Thanks
 

Colleen L. (2)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 9:57 pm
I pray that things get better for them. Thanks Cal
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 11:47 pm
Fascinating post--thanks.
 

ewoud k. (71)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:38 am
Noted, worth to be read.

Hard to believe that there are still people who think that these migrants undertake this journey "just for the fun", "just to live a luxury-life in Europe".

Even for "official", legal immigrants changing countries isn't always easy, but at least it isn't life-threatening-dangerous.

These migrants risk their lives, so skip the bullshit about them "taking the easy way of earning an living in Europe".

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