Portugal, the European country that still welcomes refugees

Lisbon has become simultaneously the most welcoming and yet least well-known potential destination for refugees.

by

    The rise of far-right politics in parts of Europe has been matched by a growing reluctance to accept refugees.

    One country that's bucking the trend is Portugal, which is actively seeking new arrivals.

    Portugal has reached out to Greece and Italy, and is in advanced talks with Germany, about relocating thousands of people.

    The country has accepted many more from Turkey and Egypt. Everything happening here is the opposite to the rest of the European Union.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Lisbon.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.