Desperate Journey - Europe's Refugee Crisis

  |  Book Tickets: 17/03/2016
  |  90 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


More than 800,000 asylum seekers and migrants arrived in Europe by sea in 2015. According to UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, 84 percent were from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia, or Iraq—all countries experiencing conflict, widespread violence and insecurity, or which have highly repressive governments. Human Rights Watch has covered the unfolding situation in multiple countries using research teams that include photographers and videographers to capture conditions on the ground and convey the compelling individual stories behind this crisis. Human Rights Watch Emergencies Director Peter Bouckaert and photographer Zalmaï share their insights and images, and discuss how governments can effectively respond to the refugee crisis in line with their legal responsibilities and stated values.