DW: Refugees forced to depend on human smugglers

DW: Refugees forced to depend on human smugglers

DW (Deutch Welle) website covers the MEDMIG study in the article published November 4th. The article reports of the dangers of the aims of European migration policies to keep migrants out, drawing on the MEDMIG final report. According to the figures from the UN Refugee Agency, 2016 has been the deadliest year so far for migrants’ attempts to cross the Mediterranean. A short video features also comments from the UN Geneva Director General who states, the crisis is a global, not a European problem.

The article can be viewed here.

Sputnik News: ‘Lack of leadership’ on refugee crisis causes migrant deaths to soar

Sputnik News: ‘Lack of leadership’ on refugee crisis causes migrant deaths to soar

Sputnik News covers the MEDMIG final report in this article published 3rd of November. The website also includes a short interview Professor Heaven Crawley gave to Radio Sputnik, in which Heaven highlights some of the contradictions of European migration policy. The efforts to make the routes safer have forced smugglers to seek alternative ways to use the existing routes, often leading to higher risks to the migrants.

The article and the interview can be accessed here.