The Causes Of The 2015 European Migrant Crisis

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1. The 2015 European Migrant Crisis Must End It is seen everywhere. On the television, in the newspapers, on the front page of the Yahoo! website. The European migrant crisis of 2014-2015 is one of the biggest events of our time, and there is no avoiding it for anyone. The rapid anthropomorphic inundation has wreaked serious havoc on the countries that are having to accept them and as the year 2015 begins to close, two things are becoming clear: the anthropoid flow is not stopping anytime soon, but it must if Europe is to stay on its feet.
2. What is causing this crazy flow of human traffic? War. War and depression and a horrible terror. Syria is one of the main donators, as its civil war has been going for four years and continues to rage
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It is well-known that winters in Europe can be brutal, especially in the Balkan area (Tasch). It is one of these harsh winters the migrants must stand to face this year, and considering the first snow has already fallen in a number of the receiving countries, it becomes clear winter will be a serious issue, especially with 40,000 migrants still living in tents in Germany (Tasch). The bleak winter is also causing skirmishes among the refugees and migrants in the camps of various countries. The cold weather has made it hard for them to stray outside of their tents very often, causing the blood to run high and making some of the migrants hungry for a fight. Another problem caused by the cramped camps is the rapid spread of disease (Tasch). The people are shoved in so tightly there is practically no way to keep everyone from getting sick in one way or another. With little medical help outside of volunteer teams like Doctors Without Borders, sickness spreads speedily. This will not be helped by the possibility of both Hungary and Croatia considering closing their borders, leaving thousands sleeping outside without basic sanitation and even water. The conditions of the camps becomes continuously more dangerous, and if a solution to the crisis is not found soon, it could mean the end of many people’s way of life. A question that has arisen with the oncoming winter is whether or not the season will slow the insane influx of migrants. So far, the answer seems to be “no”(Tasch). …show more content…
Though it seems like the various European governments have not been very active, they have actually been making a desperate effort to stem the flow of helpless migrants. The recent European Union meeting in Brussels was the fifth consecutive gathering held this year (Higgins). The Union is practically crumbling under the stressful weight of the massive migration as officials in their different countries try to solve the problem in a way best fitting themselves instead of forming one, unified response to the situation which people like Johannes Hahn (the European Union’s senior officer for regional policy) believe will be the only way to finally put an end to the crisis (Higgins). Five months ago, there was a plan created within the Union to relocate 40,000 refugees. Of the 40,000 in that plan, somewhere around 87 people have actually been moved. At this rate, it would take 750 years for the European Union to move the now 160,000 migrants included in the plan (Higgins). Many of the officials are not even managing to get along well with others. Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has been known to have the idea that military forces should be sent to Greece to defend the Mediterranean border there, but “no one accepted” (Higgins). With Hungary putting up a literal fence, the part of the flow which they had been absorbing is now rushing towards Slovenia and Croatia (Higgins). At the meeting in Brussels, leaders of Greece and others agreed to set up holding camps for

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