The flow of migrants and refugees into Europe is not slowing down. Thousands are sleeping at bottlenecks along various international frontiers. Cold, driving rain is creating what the UN is calling a real humanitarian crisis.
Waves of Syrian migrants coming to Europe are part of a much larger movement of people on the move. Economic migrants, refugees and asylum seekers have been flowing toward Europe in increasing numbers for years.
Hundreds of migrants are sleeping in the rough in Italian train stations and on its border crossings. The stalled travelers are mainly migrants from north Africa who've survived a perilous journey by sea only to be turned back by new, tough restrictions in northern Europe.
The European Union has a plan to divvy up the burden of migrants crossing the Mediterranean. It's an effort to prove that European countries can control their borders, but it's one that ignores the underlying problem of why people are leaving their countries by the thousands.
A brother and sister remember their abrupt start to a new life in America after they fled collapsing South Vietnam. It's one story among the many collected by StoryCorps from Vietnamese refugees whose lives were changed by the fall of Saigon in 1975.
Warm weather means a rise in the number of people leaving the Middle East and Africa and heading to the shores of Italy, France and Greece. Many die on the way and even those who make it, have a hard time settling in Europe.
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