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Last Monday, 6,500 people were rescued off the coast of Libya in just one day – a large number, but only a tiny fraction of all those trying to make it to the EU for a better, often safer life. Over one million migrants, mostly refugees, came into the EU in 2015. The EU responded by putting up borders, striking a deal with Turkey to try to keep refugees there and pledging to set up a quota system to relocate people across the bloc, but so far this plan has led to very few resettlements.
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