The tweets that show the hard truths of Europe's refugee crisis

Published September 2nd, 2015 - 02:14 GMT
The world is in the middle of the worst refugee crisis since WWII, and no one's really sure what to  do about it.(AFP/File)
The world is in the middle of the worst refugee crisis since WWII, and no one's really sure what to do about it.(AFP/File)

As the world focuses in on the harrowing journey faced by asylum seekers atempting to make it to Europe, we see footage of waving protests in Hungary and hear about Icelanders opening their homes to Syrians after their government's paltry national cap.

This week is all about what's changing in the world's deepening refugee crisis, and what's staying exactly the same.

This week, some 2,000 people are crowded into the Keleti train station in Budapest, where hundreds are protesting for the second day in a row the prevention of their travel to Germany by authorities. Watch a clip from those protests below.

 

Meanwhile, Wednesday saw the arrival of over 4,000 asylum seekers in Greece after overnight journeys from the island of Lesbos.

The world is in the middle of the worst refugee crisis since WWII, and no one's really sure what to  do about it. But on Twitter, people are definitely speaking up. Governments across Europe still don't agree what the next steps are, but one thing's for sure — whatever's happening now is not working. 

 


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