Geopolitics: Needs of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in Europe
Europe is struggling to cope with the large-scale influx of migrants making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe, the largest since the aftermath of World War II. It has sparked a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx. At the same time, it is creating divisions within the European Union (EU) over how best to resettle refugees. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in 2015 more than 380,000 migrants and refugees landed on Europe’s southern shores as compared to 216,000 arrivals in 2014. They were fleeing persecution, poverty, and conflicts raging beyond the continent’s borders. The number of deaths can only be estimated. The refugee crisis has created a disproportionate burden on some countries, particularly Greece and Italy. Germany has been more liberal in accepting migrants and promises to accept about one million refugees over the next 12 months. Other countries have begun to take a more humanitarian approach albeit slow and narrow in practicality.
Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 2017, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 399-407, DOI: 10.4473/TPM24.3.6Back