Essay about The Syrian Civil War

1044 Words Nov 20th, 2016 5 Pages
This migrant issue has become a problem because of the Syrian civil war, the war between the government and the rebels is the main reason of migration. This civil war began nearly four years ago and has terrorized the country. Syria’s government has resorted to drafting citizens into the army, this led many choose the risky option of taking a 20-minuet route through Turkey and Greece. The route originally required a boat to sail through the Mediterranean Sea, like in the odyssey, but this new route has proven to be faster and safer.
The Arab nations formed a movement called the “Arab Spring” protesting the harsh governments. When the movement shifted to Syria the government resorted to shooting and imprisoning innocent protesters (4). The Arab spring uprisings in the middle eastern and north African region spurred people who were internally displaced and much of the population of refugees to flee to other countries. ISIS has had a major impact on the Middle east making people migrate north to Europe (1).
Another reason for the influx of migrants is the result of the terrorist group known as ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). This terrorist group has committed atrocities against those who do not follow their faith. The threat of ISIS has made many refugees flee north to Europe. The whole middle east has been affected by the migration. Many countries are suffering from a migrant problem (1).
The refugees are not only from Syria, but other countries as well, such…

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