Political philosopher and activist Bleri Lleshi will give a talk in Peter Puype’s ‘travel agency for refugees’.
Since World War II, there have never been this many refugees. There are millions of people on the run because of wars, but since recently the amount of refugees is even greater because of natural disasters. According to numbers of the United Nations, there are 51 million refugees. Only in 2013, 17 million people were on the run. In Europe, we are convinced that all refugees of the world are coming here. However, in 2013, there were only 435.385 applications for asylum in the 28 European member states.
Instead of investing in more human and just migration policies, EU has been building fortress Europe, this is why Europe has become the most dangerous destination for people on the run. European countries and the EU have invested billions of Euros to protect their borders. On 13 October EU launched a new police operation called Mos Maiorum, which criminalizes undocumented migrants.
See Lleshi’s latest piece on a new ‘European operation’ regarding undocumented migrants – translated in at least six languages: