If You Think Europe Has a Refugee Crisis, You’re Not Looking Hard Enough
From Lebanon to Turkey to Pakistan, a wave of migrants is straining governments and testing the fabrics of societies.
Europe isn’t the front line of the world’s refugee crisis. Media reports rife with images of people trailing through Hungarian fields and crowding onto rickety Mediterranean fishing boats would have us think that it is. Yet the global reality is starkly different. As the following data show, the overwhelming majority of displaced people are living in countries that don’t really have the resources to host them — a trend that’s unlikely to abate and one that has ominous implications for the future.