I travelled to Germany, Hungary and Balkan countries in 2007. Refugees from Syria were passing through these countries at the time and were arriving in Germany right now. I never thought this situation would happen at that time.
Refugees fleeing from the fires of war just reached EU countries for the reason that these counties are near to their homeland. So this situation happened in Europe but I think it is a worldwide issue.
¶Austria and Germany threw open their borders on Saturday to thousands of exhausted migrants from the east, bussed to the frontier by a right-wing Hungarian government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of people. […] Full text is here. Referenced from Reuters, 15 September, 2015