Refugees are fleeing their homes by the thousands, risking their families’ lives to try to find a way out of the violence. Most see Europe as a beacon of hope. AJ+’s Dena Takruri is on the ground in Budapest to follow a group of refugees on their journey.
The number of Syrian refugees going to Europe has been rising but they are just one part of the worst refugee crisis since World War II, and wealthy countries have been criticized for not doing more to open their doors to asylum seekers.
More than 1,600 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe so far in 2015 – a ten-fold increase from the same time last year. As the EU rushes to resolve this ever–growing problem, critics question whether or not its policies can actually keep people from dying just off its coasts. Dena Takruri explains