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Why 100,000s of Syrian refugees are fleeing to Europe

September 3, 2015, Kemal Kirişci

It is a sad time for international humanitarian governance. The EU remains utterly paralyzed and incapable of sorting out a formula for dealing with fewer than 350,000 Syrian refugees. Nor has it demonstrated any concrete solidarity with Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, which are hosting more than four million Syrians. It is a sad irony that these countries are somehow the ones carrying the load. They are improvising and managing to cope, while the EU is failing to show any form solidarity within or beyond itself.

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