Second Massive Migrant Wave to Hit Europe

A second wave of migrants to the EU is swelling, as the men who arrived in Europe avail themselves of their right to family life.

According to European Union law, migrants already settled in member states are entitled to bring their families to live with them in their adopted country as part of theirright to a family life.

As January draws to a close, the demographics of those arriving by boat in Greece has already shifted, revealing the changing face of the migration crisis. 2015 was characterised by predominantly male migration – 73 percent of those landing on Greek shores last summer were men.

But that figure has already dropped to 45 percent, while the number of women has doubled. Greece has also seen a huge rise in the number of under 18s arriving; they now make up a third of migrants landing on the Greek Islands, according to figures from the UN’s Refugee Agency.

With the number of lone women travellers also on the rise, migrant rights organisations have urged European nations to do more to protect the women as they travel. Many migrant shelters on the routes through the Balkans lack segregated accommodation for men and women, and there are numerous reports of rape and sexual assault by the male migrants.

“The health and rights of victims of wars and persecution, especially women and adolescent girls, should not be treated like an afterthought in humanitarian response,” said Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the UN population fund, UNFPA.

Source: Breitbart

The migrant crisis remains as potent as it has been for the past few years. With no end in sight, the question becomes not whether the EU can whether the storm, but whether the Middle East will ever be safe enough for any refugees to return.

ISIS remains as strong as ever and the Syrian civil war has not relented since the beginning of the Arab Spring. The weight of the world rests on the shoulders of the leaders of the EU, and the responsibility of making their new homes safe in the arms of the refugees.



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