Essay about The Conflict Of Syria Is A Major Contributor Of The Influx

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Greater than one million migrants and refugees have crossed into Europe in 2015. A crisis was ignited due to countries having difficulties coping with a large influx of people. The massive inflow created a division in The European Union and rasied the question of weather these people should be allowed in or not.These migrants need an escape from the articriouies that are they dealing with and the European countries are the one of the few that are helping. Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden, Malta and Germany have already begun to take in migrants but the efforts are still not enough to cope with the large influx of people.
The conflict in Syria is a major contributor of the influx, but there are other instances of violence in Afghanistan, abuses in Eritrea and poverty in Kosovo that leading people to look for new lives elsewhere (BBC News). The voyage from Libya to Italy is long and dangerous. According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 3,695 migrants have been reported dead trying to cross this year and the majority of them died crossing from North Africa.
Countries like Bulgaria are accepting of the migrants, but there are reports of abusive behaviors from the police in the country, such as physical violence and attacked by police dogs against migrants (BBC). The Bulgarian government still has not responded to any of these allegations. Last month an Afghan migrant was shot dead by a Bulgarian border guard after entering the country…

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