2018 in review: Migrant crisis in Europe
Updated 15:28, 30-Dec-2018
2018 has seen the migrant crisis thrust into the center of political strife across the European continent. Intense wrestling between EU members over how to handle the influx has undermined unity within the bloc, leading to the rise of populism and anti-immigrant parties around the EU.
Southern European countries such as Italy and Greece have been the hardest-hit by fresh crises at their doorsteps, where fences are stormed, overcrowded camps are bursting at the seams and boats full of people are stranded at sea.