Is Europe really being '"invaded" by refugees?

  • Gabriele Restelli

Press/Media: Expert comment

Period21 Feb 2018

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleIs Europe really being "invaded" by refugees?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGDI Blog
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionIn the year of the “migration crisis”, 2015, record numbers of Syrians, Afghanis and Iraqis travelled to Greece and Italy. The total arrivals were slightly more than a million. While it does sound like a huge number, if all the EU countries had offered temporary protection to everyone proportionately to their own population, the whole “European migration crisis” would have been solved with one migrant/refugee/put-your-label-here hosted for every 50 thousand citizens. In other words, the whole of Greater Manchester would have contributed to solve the “migration crisis” by hosting 50 persons. Five Zero.
    Producer/AuthorGlobal Development Institute
    PersonsGabriele Restelli

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Global Development Institute


  • refugee
  • migration
  • europe