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Migrant crisis needs generosity, not fear

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ANGELINA JOLIE-PITT. The UN special envoy speaks in London about responding to Europe’s refugee crisis. File photo shows Angelina waving to photojournalists while leaving the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, after a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, 16 March 2016. File photo by Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

In a speech in London, the Oscar winner and UN special envoy for refugees urges the international community to respond to Europe’s refugee crisis

LONDON, UK (May 17, 2016) — UN special envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt urged the international community on Monday, May 16 to respond to Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II with generosity and not the “politics of fear.” Continue reading Migrant crisis needs generosity, not fear

Europe’s 2016 migrant crisis in figures

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CRISIS. A woman screams as migrants and refugees demonstrate behind a fence and barbed wire at the Greece-Macedonia border, near Gevgelija on March 2, 2016. Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP
Here are some of the key figures on the migrant situation in Europe since the beginning of the year

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 3, 2016) — EU President Donald Tusk sent a stark message Thursday, March 3, to would-be economic migrants not to come to Europe as the bloc seeks to get a grip on the crisis.

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