Tusk calls on G20 to help more with migrant crisis

Tusk calls on G20 to help more with migrant crisis

European Council President Donald Tusk said that Europe is closing the limit of its capacity to admit new groups of migrants and refugees and called on the broader international community to help carry the burden.

Speaking at the G20 summit in Hangzhou, Tusk said that there are 65 million of displaced people in the world, and that the G20 community should help care for them. He called on summit host country China to also contribute.

Brussels pushed on the Balkan countries to close down the migrant route at the start of the year, and reached an agreement with Turkey to stop the irregular arrivals across the Aegean Sea, after more than a million people used the route in a period of a year. Crossings have since moved toward the Libyan route across the Mediterranean, and arrivals from Turkey have again risen to several hundreds per day.