Migration Crisis Sweeps Southern and Central Europe
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In a call Wednesday evening, President Obama expressed his appreciation to German Chancellor Angela Merkel commending her leadership in working to address the overwhelming migration crisis in Europe as literally thousands of refuges from war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq struggle to make their way through the Balkans to any country who will offer these desperate individuals and their families safe haven.
The crisis has reached a fever pitch as some countries are more sympathetic than others as they struggle to meet the needs of the greatest migration crisis Europe has experienced since World War II. This crisis is posing both a financial burden and potential security challenges for all the countries who are attempting to cope with this growing problem.
Many are fleeing the possibility of death in their homelands only to die en route for a chance at freedom and a better life.
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Contributor Jon-Christopher Bua is a Member of The White House Press Corps, White House Commentator & US Political Analyst who also contributes to The Huffington Post UK by way of his Analysis Blogs.
For several years working for Sky News "JC" was US Executive Guest Producer, White House Commentator, and US Political Analyst providing on air analysis and insights from Washington, London and across America on a variety of breaking news stories which included the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the 2004-2012 US Presidential Elections and many international crises.
Born in Manhattan, he began his professional career in theatre and television, working as an actor, director and teacher.
In 1992 his love for politics and theatre came together when he volunteered to media train spokespeople for the campaign of presidential candidate Governor Bill Clinton. He came to DC to run several communications programs for the Democratic National Committee and was appointed to three senior executive communications positions in the Clinton Administration.
He has provided strategic communications advice to both Democratic and Republican candidates, agencies of the US Government here and abroad, not-for-profit groups and businesses in the private sector worldwide.
Jon-Christopher is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service teaching a course called "Politics & The Media, An American-European Perspective."