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European responses to refugees | Leila Hadj Abdou & Andrea Pettrachin

Explaining the remarkable shift in European responses to refugees following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

11 March 2022 | Opinion


Professor Leila Hadj Abdou of the Migration Policy Centre and Andrea Pettrachin examine the potential reasons as two why attitudes toward Ukrainian refugees have drastically changed from those seen during the 2015 migration crisis.

"Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been widely portrayed as a war against Europe, and both the war itself and refugees’ stories and desperate conditions have been powerfully mediatised." [..]

Read the full article on the London School of Economics blog.

Last update: 11 March 2022

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