Equality and Human Rights Framework

Findings that show appalling living conditions for migrants in Europe

Thursday 1 February 2018
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European Network Against Racism (ENAR) publish results from their research on the conditions for migrants in Europe showing starkly poor levels of life satisfaction and ‘particularly bad housing conditions’.

Migrants’ is a word that has been used and abused to the point where we can’t even think that we are talking about real people with real experiences of discrimination, targeted hate and isolation. This survey is a sad wake up call to the reality of people whose journeys so far have been marked by hardship and hurt. The general sense I got was one of sadness, hopelessness and feeling powerless.” (Amel Yacef, ENAR Chair)

In their survey study of 5,237 people ENAR has explored wellbeing, housing, crime and employment of those who have migrated to Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy and Sweden in the past year. From their responses they find ‘high levels of discrimination and verbal abuse, feelings of being treated worse than their colleagues at work, and being victims of crime on the basis of their ethnicity or migration status’.

Read the key findings and their report on the ENAR website

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