The Importance Of The Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Europe is now facing an unprecedented refugee crisis with nearly 60 millions refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and other Middle East and North Africa districts demanding places of asylum. However, different countries in Europe hold different attitudes toward whether they should shelter more refugees. The intention for sheltering refugees or not is not only about the humanitarian spirit between the countries, but also about political and religious considerations. Many refugees flee for their lives. Half of the 23 million population of Syria have been forced from their homes, with four million becoming refugees in other countries. “It is an era of violence in the Middle East and North Africa, with nine civil wars now going on in …show more content…
The money raised would be given to countries such as Greece, Germany and Italy who are currently housing a disproportionately high number of refugees. The European Union is the number one donor in the global efforts to alleviate the Syrian refugee crisis. Around 4 billion Euros have been mobilized by the European Commission and Member States in humanitarian, development, economic and stabilization assistance to Syrians in their country and to refugees and their host communities in neighbouring Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “The first priority today is and must be addressing the refugee crisis.” ( Asia News Monitor). The refugee crisis can either be an opportunity or a disaster. European countries are still in a chaos when they refer to refugee crisis. Under this situation, powerful intermediaries such as European Union and European Commission are indispensable roles to balance the uneven distribution of refugees and to allocate resources properly to alleviate the refugee crisis. European countries should also be far-sighted and decide which path to choose when dealing with refugee

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