Europe’s migration & refugees
In southern Europe this year alone 103,000 refugees have crossed over the Mediterranean Sea and into Europe. That evens out to about roughly 600 refugees a day. Blowing last year’s total out of the park with a seemly tiny total of 34,000. The dramatic increases of refugees entering Europe have none the less added a very large burden on Europe’s migration troubles. Those 103,000 have risked their lives to be free from their home countries, mainly on stolen, flimsy, and makeshift boats. In Greece alone 48,000 refugees have on the shores, the UNHCR is stepping up in Greece and southern Italy as a response to the population increase and the refugees arriving illegally. In late May in one weekend over 6,000 sub-Saharan Africans disembarked on Italian shores from fishing boats and rubber dinghies from Libya, bringing the total refugees arriving in Italy to a large sum of 54,000.
As a result of the rising number of refugees there would also be a rising number of drownings, the headlines read: mass drownings in Europe some would say. There are 103,000 lucky refugees that made it, but roughly 2,000 drowning have occurred during the crossover, 800 of which were from a sinking ship in April. In addition to the mass drownings there are also over 2,500 of those 103,000 refugees waiting to be registered with Europe’s government, to become citizens. Which in term also is basically crippling the Greek reception facilities, overcrowded, mainly because the European Union is bound by international law and cannot return any refugees back to their home countries or transit countries where they may be prosecuted for leaving that county.
Europe’s migration issues relate to human Geography by displaying population increases and decreases whether it be from newborn babies to very aged people passing, maybe even just moving to Europe for a couple of years or it could be immigrants and refugees taking shelter to just wanting to...