Refugee crises, then and now
How apt is the comparison between the current crisis and the aftermath of the Second World War?
We are in the midst of a refugee crisis. Images of desperate people, many of them making almost unimaginably precarious journeys, fill our newspapers and stare out at us from our screens. The scale of this human drama is immense, both in the numbers involved and the notion that such a thing can still occur in the 21st century.