SPECTRE Cast addresses European Migrant Crisis

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Out of the usual pool of repetitive press junket questions, SKY News asked the cast members of SPECTRE about their opinion on the European migrant crisis and what they feel should be done about it. What initially looks like an odd question to ask at a press junket for a blockbuster film, actually sends a clear message in just under 2 minutes. Especially at a time where each and everyone of us seems to have a strong opinion on the subject.

The European migrant crisis or European refugee crisis arose through the rising number of refugees and migrants coming to the European Union, across the Mediterranean Sea or through Southeast Europe, and applying for asylum.

They come from areas such as the Middle East (Syria, Iraq), Africa (Eritrea, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Gambia), South Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh), and the Western Balkans (Kosovo, Albania). According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as of October 2015, the top three nationalities of the over half a million Mediterranean Sea arrivals since the beginning of the year are Syria (54%), Afghanistan (15%) and Eritrea (6%). Most of the refugees and migrants are adult men (68%).

The phrase “European migrant crisis” became widely used in April 2015,when five boats carrying almost two thousand migrants to Europe sank in the Mediterranean Sea, with a combined death toll estimated at more than 1,200 people.

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