In May 2002, a riot broke out at Sangatte Camp following announcements to tighten security due to problems caused by refugees at the Channel tunnel.
The Red cross who were there to help refugees and provide assistance were eventually forced to withdraw from Sangatte and the Camp was eventually closed down by March 2003.
Relief efforts were made such provisions for camps etcetera.
Lack of co-ordination and coherence caused by excessive numbers of refugees in Macedonia and Albania led to desperate overcrowding, unpleasant conditions, threats of diseases, and threats for the welfare of the refugees.
The result of the refugee crises is that many countries particularly wealthy western societies seek to deter asylum seekers and migrants. Similarly, Rachael Reilly conceded that “European Countries, as well as North America and Australia have systematically diluted their responsibilities towards refugees over the past ten to fifteen years”.
Many also argue that the rights of refugees are being compromised and encroached upon due to factors, some of which include “offshore-processing” of refugees- a process in which foreign governments geographically closer to States with refugee crises take in those fleeing to Great Britain in exchange for financial compensation; imposition of visa requirements; refusal of entry of asylum seekers in cases of generalizes civil conflict such as Columbia; the transfer of the responsibility for protection of refugees onto poorer States in Europe where less protection can be afforded.Macaedonia and Albania were countries which have had to deal with an influx of refugees at some stage from Kosovo.Refugees continued to leave Kosovo for Macedonia, where there were received by host families.Refugee crises have increasingly become a problem in today’s modern day society.There are several reasons that have contributed to this situation namely global inequalities, people fleeing persecution and regimes, people fleeing from violence and outbreak of wars.The aim of most international Communities has been to ensure that they deliver effective protection and relief to all refugees.The role of the Red Cross as a voluntary relief organisation is to offer shelter and food to people who would otherwise be homeless.An innovative move by the United Nations is on the agenda for implementation.It will seek to respond to criticism on the slow reaction to refuge crises.Relocation and evacuation to neighbouring countries became inevitable.According to Mr Guy Goodwin-Gill, “refugees have come to be seen as objects or problems rather than individuals with rights”.