The European response and strategies in the Middle East: Iraq and Syrian conflicts, Islamic Terrorism and Humanitarian Crisis
di Carlo Paternollo. Paper, settembre 2017
The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East, arising from the Syrian civil war and exacerbated by ISIS actions in both Syria and Iraq, has significantly increased migration flows towards the EU. Furthermore, in addition to managing the migrants arriving in Europe, the Union also implemented political and humanitarian strategies towards the region. Action on field has been taken in different formats for the various affected countries. So far the EU political and aid measures implemented in the Middle East have helped in alleviating the humanitarian crisis in loco but have not solved the issue. Migrant flows from the area remain an element of massive concern for the European Union.