Christian Science Monitor follows two Syrian refugees, men in their mid-twenties, as they try to reach their ultimate destination – Germany. These men are part of the greatest wave of forced migration in human history. One in 122 people worldwide is now a refugee, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees states that nearly 60 million people have been displaced in last year alone.
“It’s not a national issue. It’s a European issue; it’s an international issue,” says Greece’s Parliament memberm Vassiliki Katrivanou. “The main thing that’s going to help is creating legal ways and safe ways for people to enter [Europe]. There are no solutions to immigration…. You cannot stop it and you cannot say you are going to resolve it. You have to face it and handle it in ways that have results, that are humane, that are according to the law, and that don’t create death. It’s a shared responsibility for all of us.”