Juncker’s plan does not do crisis justice

Will the EU help feed the four million refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, and help end the disastrous Syrian conflict?

13th September, 2015
The sheer scale of the crisis in Syria has yet to be realised by the EU Picture: Getty

In June of last year, I gave what is called a Ted Talk in UCD on the subject of Syria. I said then that our conscience, collectively, was being tested by Syria.

Every generation faces a humanitarian crisis. Syria is the crisis of our time. I asked, in June 2014, why nobody cared about it. At that stage, some 160,000 people had died in the conflict, a number that stands at approximately 250,000 today.

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