VIDEO: Why refugees in Europe don’t stay in their first country of arrival

Refugee journeys

This Video prepared by The Guardian explains in a very clear way why refugees in Europe find it difficult to stay in their first country of arrival.

The European Union’s law known as the Dublin regulation, states that “the first Member State in which the application for international protection was lodged shall be responsible for examining it.”

Refugee journeysBut the system is not working. “Refugees want to go where they can find jobs, support and community, so Germany and Sweden are hosting most of the Syrian refugees,” the speaker in the video explains.

These countries however now want other EU Member States to share the responsibility.

The huge wave of arrivals in recent months is challenging the system placing a huge strain on the Schengen agreement of passport-free internal EU travel.

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