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European Migration: 08/09/2015, Behind the News

European Migration: 08/09/2015, Behind the News
We're taking you to Europe where right now more than a hundred thousand asylum seekers are arriving each month. Here's Emma to take a closer look at this issue and some of the kids that are caught up in it. EMMA DAVIS, REPORTER: This sight is becoming very common in a lot of European countries. Tens of thousands of asylum seekers, travelling across borders, desperate for a new home. 15-year old Jehad is one of them. JEHAD: I remember my cousin, my grandmother, grandfather and all my people from my family. Since January, more than 300 thousand people have risked their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to get to Europe. They travel to the coast and many pay people smugglers to take them across the sea. JEHAD: It was scary, it was so scary. Jehad says the boat he travelled on was basically just an inflatable raft. JEHAD: It's a small boat. The paper Jehad's talking about is a special document that allows refugees to travel in Europe. JEHAD: We need clothes. Related:  On the Run - refugees

CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF W.H AUDEN'S 'REFUGEE BLUES’ Put in simple terms, this is a poem about the plight of a specific group of refugees displaced and arriving in a country that is generally hostile to their situation, even if well-meaning. Written in 1939, Auden focuses on the German Jews arriving in the UK at that time, though the poem has taken in a timeless quality due to the commonality of its subject. Indeed, it is not until stanza 8 that Auden identifies his Refugees. Possibly he is trying to show the reluctance of the persecuted to identify themselves for fear of further persecution, possibly he is allowing the narrator –we assume a husband – to present the key ideas of his poem without the idea of Jewishness in some way getting in the way of a universal message. He has chosen the title Refugee Blues to link to the protest and subculture of the enslaved Blacks, who developed this musical form in the Southern USA, and has written a poem in which the rhythm and rhyme scheme (AAB) reflects the musical style. Jonathan Peel SGS 2012

Refugee Blues by W H Auden Say this city has ten million souls, Some are living in mansions, some are living in holes: Yet there's no place for us, my dear, yet there's no place for us. Once we had a country and we thought it fair, Look in the atlas and you'll find it there: We cannot go there now, my dear, we cannot go there now. In the village churchyard there grows an old yew, Every spring it blossoms anew: Old passports can't do that, my dear, old passports can't do that. The consul banged the table and said, "If you've got no passport you're officially dead": But we are still alive, my dear, but we are still alive. Went to a committee; they offered me a chair; Asked me politely to return next year: But where shall we go to-day, my dear, but where shall we go to-day? Came to a public meeting; the speaker got up and said; "If we let them in, they will steal our daily bread": He was talking of you and me, my dear, he was talking of you and me.

Why people are fleeing Syria: a brief, simple explanation With the refugee crisis worsening as many Syrians attempt to flee to Europe, many people may find themselves wondering just how the war in that country got so bad, and why so many are fleeing now. Here, then, is a very brief history of the war, written so that anyone can understand it: Syria is a relatively new country: Its borders were constructed by European powers in the 1920s, mashing together several ethnic and religious groups. Since late 1970, a family from one of those smaller groups — the Assads, who are Shia Alawites — have ruled the country in a brutal dictatorship. Bashar al-Assad has been in power since 2000. This regime appeared stable, but when Arab Spring protests began in 2011, it turned out not to be. On March 18, Syrian security forces opened fire on peaceful protestors in the southern city of Deraa, killing three. Perhaps inevitably, Syrians took up arms to defend themselves. It worked. By 2014, Syria was divided between government, rebel, ISIS, and Kurdish forces.

The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day Source: blogs.smithsonianmag.comWhere Are the 50 Most Populous Refugee Camps? is an interactive map from Smithsonian Magazine.A Refugee Camp On The Web is an interactive from Doctors Without Borders. Syrian Refugees Struggle at Zaatari Camp is an interactive from The New York Times. Two years on – Syria’s refugee crisis is an interactive from alJazeera. World Refugee Day 2013 is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe. The Guardian has published an excellent infographic titled What happened to history’s refugees? It charts some of the largest “human movements” in history, starting at 740 BC and ending at . Every registered refugee since 1960: interactive map is from The Guardian. Ten Largest Refugee Camps is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal. The Historic Scale of Syria’s Refugee Crisis is an impressive interactive from The New York Times. The refugee challenge: can you break into Fortress Europe? Where would 8.8 million displaced Syrians fit? Tap to Expand Customize size Click to copy

You can't cure a disease by medicating its symptoms – same goes for the refugee crisis Last updated: September 3, 2015 You can't cure a disease by medicating its symptoms – same goes for the refugee crisis Södertälje, Sweden, early this morning; it’s dark, cold, and rainy. We are standing outside an office, drinking coffee. He suddenly stops, right next to us. We answer him, almost simultaneously, that he is in the right place. He looks relieved, relaxes his posture a bit, but then falters. While we wait for the cousin to arrive he tells us about the escape from Syria, about the fear of the Syrian regime and the fundamentalists. The worst bit is the escape routes, he explains, traveling in trucks packed with refugees and on sinking boats. For us, people living in Södertälje, these stories and human fates are something of a routine. The world is in chaos. The man we met that morning asks us: “Why are they not stopping this war, why are they not fighting the evil growing powerful in Iraq and Syria?

Refugees welcome | Playlist Now playing Today's refugee crisis is the biggest since World War II, and it's growing. When this talk was given, 50 million people had been forcefully displaced from their homes by conflict and war; now, a year later, the number is 60 million. There were 3 million Syrian refugees in 2014; now there are 4 million. The Good Lie – Official Movie Site – Trailer, Film Synopsis –Own it now on Digital HD or Blu-rayTM Go Back To Where You Came From | TV Documentary | SBS I'm still fuming! Keep hitting the return button and getting bounced! OK, now I AM calm.... The "Moderator" of this assault on our intelligence obviously has social problems it appears. HOWEVER for anyone unemotionally looking at the increasing severity of the world's problems being driven primarily by the one point the "Moderator" kept closed by a stupid extreme-leftist remark about the lady's statement of Islam being the world's great problem IS THE PROBLEM. Not just for Australia, but the civilised world. There is absolutely no difference whatsoever between Hitler's Fascism and Mohammedanism. They were both Hell-bent on destroying the world using any means possible. ALL OVER THE WORLD Wherever they gather even in smaller numbers, MUSLIMS are utterly bound by their belief to destroy the civilised world and replace it with the literally sick belief system of Sharia. REMEMBER AUSTRALIANS: The Cronulla Incident - the first attempt to impose the sick controls of Sharia on our beaches.

Welcome (2009 film) Welcome is a 2009 French film directed by Philippe Lioret. It stars Vincent Lindon and features Firat Ayverdi and Derya Ayverdi in their inaugural roles. The film was released on 11 March 2009 in France. The film tells the story of Simon Calmat (Vincent Lindon), a French swimming coach who is divorcing his wife Marion (Audrey Dana). The film became hugely popular with audiences in France alone reaching 780,000 in just 3 weeks on screen. On 25 November 2009, the film won the Lux Prize from the European Parliament.[4] Other awards: Welcome at the Internet Movie Database

EU migrant crisis: What we know about Syrian refugee boys Aylan and Galip Kurdi The Turkish smuggler who owned the boat is believed to have abandoned it when the sea became rough, leaving the passengers struggling to control it for an hour before it overturned. The boys’ father, Abdullah, was one of the few survivors. He was in the sea for three hours before he was rescued by the Greek coastguard. He tried to hold onto his family but one by one they were washed from his grasp. Where had they come from? The Kurdi family, who are ethnic Kurds, had fled the conflict in Syria, where they lived in the war-torn town of Kobane. Mustafa Ebdi, a journalist in Kobane, said the family, whose surname he said was Shenu, had been displaced several times by the Assad regime's war with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. He said: "They left Damascus in 2012 and headed to Aleppo, and when clashes happened there, they moved to Kobane. Aylan Kurdi, 3, (L) and his brother Galip, 5, who drowned along with their mother Where were they going? What happens now?

That Little Syrian Boy: Here's Who He Was : Parallels Editor's Note: The photos in this story may be distressing to some viewers. The original version has been updated to include additional details. A Turkish paramilitary police officer carries the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, found washed ashore near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday. The boats carrying the boy's family to the Greek island of Kos capsized. itoggle caption DHA/AP A Turkish paramilitary police officer carries the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, found washed ashore near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday. The numbers associated with today's migration crisis are huge: 4 million Syrians fleeing their country; 3 million Iraqis displaced. The photo, which first appeared in Turkish media, sparked outrage, distress and no small amount of soul-searching. The drowned boy was 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, from Syria, part of a group of 23 trying to reach the Greek island of Kos. Aylan Kurdi's 5-year-old brother, Galip, also drowned, as did the boys' mother, Rehan.

Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes. That warning has become a global alert. Since the uprising against Assad in March 2011, over 240,000 people have been killed, 4 million Syrians have fled their country, and over 7 million have been displaced. The headlines are full of the heartbreaking stories of these refugees — including young children — who have died trying to reach safety in other countries. The story of these refugees is deeply tied to the effects of climate change. "We are experiencing a surprising uptick in global insecurity ... partially due to our inability to manage climate stress." What's happening in Syria and across Europe is part of a larger story that affects us all.

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