You’ve seen it all over the news, and maybe you think you know what’s going on when it comes to migration these days: Levels of immigration are unprecedented, more refugees are seeking shelter in Europe than ever before and rich countries are closing their borders in response. Right?
Maybe not. Before you get news media, anger or compassion fatigue, stop to get your facts straight. Nairobi-based roving correspondent Laura Secorun Palet has reported from refugee camps in Jordan, the sea-swept isle of Lampedusa — a major gateway into Europe for many migrants — and Albania, where many migrants are making a last-stand attempt at entry. She sits down with Mumbai-based deputy editor Sanjena Sathian here to debunk some of the myths about the so-called migration crisis.