The park life of Madrid’s asylum seekers

The park life of Madrid’s asylum seekers Credit: Twitter

More than 50 Syrian refugees are living in a public park in Madrid after being forced out of asylum shelters and sent back to Spain having previously tried to move to a different country within the EU. 

When the war hit Syria over seven years ago now, many people were forced to flee. Over 5.7 million people, most of whom were coming with their families, brought together all the money they could to secure the right to live in Spain. 

When they got here however, there was not the infrastructure to support them and they started looking for other countries to settle in, the most common of which was France. 

The Dublin agreement that the refuges have to sign to seek asylum in a country does not cover Europe as a whole, it refers to one particular country within the EU. This means that there is very little communication between EU nations with regards to refugees. 

This lack of cohesion in the EU has led many refugees to be sent back to their point of entry which in this case is Spain. 

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