|By Marta Marina Aparicio Garcia (05/01/2016)|
Over the past 2 years, Europe has struggled monumentally to manage the large influx of refugees – over 681,713 refugees arrived on its shores in 2015 alone. Dubbed the European refugee crisis, the predicament has become so powerful it has threatened to unravel the very fundamentals of the EU: political and economic integration, solidarity and freedom of movement. Even though the current European refugee crisis might appear unsurmountable, other countries across the world are experiencing a greater influx of refugees at their borders. Other regions have not fared much better though, with the exception of the United States (US) which permanently resettles the largest number of refugees in the world. Overall, global attitudes to refugees and illegal immigrants have worsened.