Earth & Conservation

The Refugee Crisis Explained

John Green tells us why people are fleeing from Syria, Afghanistan, and Eritrea, and the difference between refugee and migrant.

There's a serious refugee crisis going on in Europe. Refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, and elsewhere are fleeing to Greece, Italy, and Germany in hopes of escaping things like war and political unrest in their home country. John Green explains why this is happening and helps us understand the difference between a refugee and a migrant.

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