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Europe's failure to deal with migrant crisis

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>> Too little, too late, the damning verdict of the EU's action on the global migration crisis. After a year-long inquiry, a report from the UK Home Affairs Committee says there's barely any evidence that the UK government's on track to re-settle 20,000 Syrians by 2020, a pledge made by former PM David Cameron.
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As for the camps across the water in Calais, the report says appalling conditions lead to sickness and suffering, and a long-term solution is needed desperately.>> I'm Reuters reporter Mia Reakes inside London's Somerset House, where these flimsy tent installations and an interactive audiovisual experience are helping visitors understand what a day to day life inside a refugee camp is really like.
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They'll be able to hear their stories and step inside the shoes of those who are fleeing war and persecution back home.>> This dome shaped theatre was in Calais to help bring a bit of joy to refugees and migrants. Now on the capital's south bank, it will house performances, workshops and raise awareness of those living in the jungle.
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>> I've ceased using the word crisis because I think it's not having the impact that it deserves anymore. I'm using the word emergency. I think children who are out in Calais at the moment, who have a legal right to be in this country, they're living in rats, they're living in rubbish, and they're living in a situation alone, without family, where they're having to fend for themselves.
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And that's just not good enough.>> There are, currently, a 157 unaccompanied children living in Calais who have family in Brittain. The report says it's unacceptable that they've not yet been brought here to live. Hamud Khalil, from Aleppo in Syria, lived in the camp until he made it to British shores five months ago.
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>> My dreams all are inside this, and now my dream coming with me now, it's happened, and I make it. I made it here. This is now.>> For those still desperate to make the same journey, safety also of utmost concern. The report says smaller ports are now being used by criminal gangs to move people between the continent and the UK, and the British border forces are under resourced, with worryingly low numbers of vessels.
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But none of this is likely to stop those desperate to begin a better life.