The plight of war refugees in Europe

Refugees who spent their fortunes escaping war in their countries, now face the realities of poverty in exile.

    Asylum applications in the developed world soared to 550,000 last year, largely due to the continuing civil war in Syria.

    For asylum seekers, escaping the war in their country was the best possible way to spend their fortunes. But they now face the realities of poverty in exile.

    Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos in Ierapetra, Crete Islan, reports on the plight of war refugees in Europe.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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