Between the devil and the deep blue sea: understanding the Mediterranean migration crisis

Between the devil and the deep blue sea: understanding the Mediterranean migration crisis

Rising – the Global Peace Forum hosted in Coventry included an event featuring Professor Heaven Crawley as the key speaker. The event titled ‘Between the devil and the deep blue sea: understanding the Mediterranean migration crisis’ took place 13th November and addressed some key questions that have emerged from Heaven’s experiences carrying out research in Greece, Italy and Malta: Why do people leave their homes and families to travel to Europe? Why have the numbers increased so dramatically? And what can or should we do to respond to the political and humanitarian issues that arise?