Destination: Europe

FMR 51
January 2016

Europe is experiencing the mass movements of displaced people in a way that it has largely been immune from for decades. The manifestations of the ‘migration crisis’ are as disparate as the building of fences to stop people crossing normally peaceful borders, the deaths of people transported by smugglers in unseaworthy boats, EU political leaders bickering over a Common European Asylum System and the numbers they will or will not allow into their respective countries, and contentious responses to the disaster that continues to unfold in Syria. Alongside this we also see an upsurge of grass-roots compassion, solidarity and assistance to those whose human suffering on a grand scale in and around Europe constitutes the reality behind the rhetoric. FMR 51 includes 43 articles on ‘Destination: Europe’, plus five ‘general’ articles.

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We would like to thank the International Organization for Migration, the Open Society Foundations, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and UNHCR’s Regional Bureau for Europe for their financial support of this issue.

 

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Refugees in Hungary, November 2015
Photographer István Németh says: “I followed the refugees for months,
capturing both painful and humorous moments. I wanted to show the
human side – and to make a lasting record of their journey rather than
just fleeting photos for the media.”

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