Migrant crisis: Middle East refugees who chose Brazil over Europe

Wyre Davies – BBC News, 9/16/2015

When Ibrahim landed in Brazil he spent three days sleeping on the floor and wandering around aimlessly at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos airport.

“I couldn’t speak the language and I didn’t know where I could find help. I was alone,” says Ibrahim, who asks me not to use his family name because of fears for the safety of his relatives still in Syria.

But the 20 year old has no regrets and is glad that rather than facing a perilous journey by sea, as many Syrian refugees are forced to undertake, he chose the safer option of flying to Brazil. It was also probably a lot cheaper.

Read more…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s