Suzanne Shanahan says US and Europe have experience to handle migration crisis

SuzanneKIE co-director Suzanne Shanahan recently commented for Duke Today on the growing immigration crisis in Europe caused by an influx of refugees and migrants, particularly those coming out of Syria. Shanahan directs the Institute’s Refugee Resettlement Project, building on five years of field research at international refugee sites as well as local community engagement with resettled refugees.

Managing the flow of refugees across the Mediterranean is a Herculean task. Thousands of new refugees arrive daily. But the challenge cannot be left to those countries least able to manage it. Coordinated international efforts are essential. The moral and legal responsibility is a shared one.