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Fleeing to Europe – Why now ?

An unusual documentary project on ARTE: A broad variety of authors and camera crews pursue the core questions of the refugee crisis, including: Why now ? Where do we put the refugees ? What do we do next ?
“Why Now ?” travels to Somalia, Syria, Lebanon, and Kosovo in search of the grounds behind the unprecedented high number of refugees. One of the reasons: the disastrous supply situation in the refugee camps of the Middle East and Africa. In Kosovo, it is above all poverty, corruption, and mismanagement that cause people to flee – into the arms of human traffickers and smugglers.

  • report
  • Katrin Sandmann
  • Volker Heimann
  • Stefan Mathieu
  • ZDF/Arte
  • 30 Minutes
  • 2015