In the final draft I will expand on each of the issues, by looking into more specific examples of both what different European countries are doing policy wise, as well as what the sentiment is among the refugees in the different areas of Europe. To fully be able to understand the conditions the refugees are facing I will be using other scholars ethnography work; One of those works being Katerina Rozakou’s piece regarding the management of refugees in Greece. As a result of that knowledge I will be able to come to an accurate conclusion as to what course of action should be taken in Europe as a whole, to deal with this ongoing
In this paper, I will argue that the United States should accept more Syrian refugees by analyzing Miller and Kukathas’ arguments to reach the conclusion that Kukathas makes a more convincing argument because the freedom of movement argument and the humanity obligations of the United States outweigh the risks of a threatened cultural identity and economic state. The Syrian refugee crisis started in March of 2011 when anti-government groups began to protest against the government. These protests quickly became violent as the government turned to armed opposition groups to quiet the rebellion. This violence has created chaos in Syria as human rights are being violated everywhere and necessities are becoming scarce. There is no sign of an end approaching as the death toll reaches over 250,000. Syrians are escaping after seeing the destruction around their homes from airstrikes and bombings, killing many friends and family members. The U.N. estimates, a potential 11 million people are displaced, fleeing to nearby countries with refugee camps or Europe in hopes to gain citizenship. The journey to escape Syria is not an easy one with the threat of snipers and kidnappings for young men to fight for either cause. The need for aid continues to grow as humanitarian organizations attempt to keep up.
The refugee crisis is a hotly debated and controversial topic all over the globe relevant to today. The rising number of refugees arriving in the European Union has significantly increased throughout the past few years. The controversy comes from not the refugees themselves, but from where they are emigrating from. Coming from extremely hostile and dangerous countries operated by the Islamic State militants, there is a sense of hysteria from the opposing side saying that there are risks that need to be factored in when accepting such a large amount of people from places where there are high concentrations of terrorism into their home countries. On the other side of the argument, the advocates for refugees are proclaiming that as humans we have moral obligations to give the quintessential helping hand to humans whenever one is in need, regardless of their situation or circumstances. Through social activism these proponents are seeking to
Integration of Arab immigrants is one of the most contentious issues in Europe and is becoming a huge area of concern for many European countries. More than one million asylum-seekers arrived to Europe through the Mediterranean Sea in 2015. The United Nations High Commissioner in Refugees (UNHCR) evaluated that approximately 84% of these migrants are from countries that qualify them as refugees (because of war or other circumstances). This sudden huge influx of immigrants poses a huge challenge for the European countries and how they will be integrated in European society will define the social, economical, and political future of Europe.
The way people see security and safety is changing around the world due to increase numbers of terrorism. Countries around the world are becoming more in favor of securing their border and bring in less and less immigrants. This sentiment has been gradually increasing over the years. However, one country government openly welcomed Syrian refugees and that nation is Germany. S. Akbarzadeh, and D. Conduit, (2016) state that more than 4.8 million refugees are living outside Syria, and many more are displaced in the country. Many countries now realize the effect the war has had not only to the Syrian people but to other surrounding nations.
There is a huge migrant crisis called the European migrant crisis, the situation is intensifying and getting worse so the us is trying to decide whether or not to allow more Syrians to come to the united states and settle here. other countries like Sweden and Germany offered to also take some of the migrants. Another consideration by thr US is that it would be a good idea to start refugee settlements. currently the united states limited the amount of migrants to 1,500 a year, only a small portion of the thousands who have left the war torn country. Human rights activists and critics have said that the united states has not done enough to end the violence that has made the Syrians flee out of the country. On Sunday, pope Francis called catholic
Displacement and migration have defined Europe for centuries. Today, millions of Syrians have been displaced due to the threat of war. The critical issue for Europe is not the violence in Syria, but rather the hundreds of thousands of people pleading for asylum. Many Europeans view this migration as an invasion. This anti-immigrant mentality is further perpetuated by the fear of refugees disrupting the European economy as well as an over saturation of the Islamic faith in primarily Christian nations. If the mindset of Europeans fails to change, refugees will continue to face death and despair as they look for alternate ways of getting to the continent. In order to resolve this crisis and dissolve the impractical fear of refugees, the history
The European refugee crisis encompasses the flight of millions of refugees escaping violence in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asian countries. The surging tide of refugees has created a predicament among countries where the movement of people is unrestricted. Seeking asylum, they risk their lives on arduous journeys through Turkey and across the Mediterranean to Greece, from where they enter other countries, the most popular destinations being Germany, Sweden, France, and Italy. As countries receiving these immigrants scramble to provide basic necessities, European governments still struggle to propose a suitable solution for resettlement.
In December of 2014, the UN attempted to gain 8.4 billion to help 18 million Syrians. One year later, the funding was less than halfway, severely undercutting those 18 million Syrians of needed aid. Of the 4 million refugees who have left Syria to flee to other countries, the countries Lebanon (1,119,650), Turkey (1,758,092), Jordan (628,887), Iran (248,503), and Egypt (133,862) combine for 3,888,994 million refugees. The 28 states of the European Union combined have only granted access and protection to 64,193 refugees. Without Germany, who has granted access and support to 35,000 refugees, the numbers would be a pitiful 29,193 for the other 27 states in the EU. The people of Syria are suffering, they’re losing loved ones, their homes, and way of life. They are the victims of one of the largest the humanitarian crisis’s in the recent memory and deserve to be helped much as possible by those who have the resources to
Homeless, exiled, displaced, destitute, desperate, yet shunned – caught up in the Syrian Civil War since 2011, millions of refugees are fleeing their homeland in search of sanctuary for their families only to be ruthlessly rejected by neighboring countries and other Western nations. Whether it is because of the potential security threat or the chance of Islamic radicalism slipping into the country, the narrow-minded majority cannot even bear the thought of allowing those innocent victims into their borders. They seem to forget that not everyone lives in a peaceful first world country with a roof over their head. As the High Commissioner for Refugees in the United Nations and author of numerous pro-refugee editorials, António Guterrez attempted
According to Time for Kids, for many years, Syrian and Middle Eastern refugees have been entering other countries because of the gruesome warfare. also most European countries have been planning to accept thousands of refugees. Currently, the most original country that the refugees came from was Syria. On September 10, 2015, Middle Eastern refugees might have a new light because President Obama thought of accepting 10,000 refugees!
In ‘Refugees Who Could Be Us’ Nicholas Kristof (2015) is an article published in the New York Times that discusses the deficiency of leading world countries in response the on-going Refugee influx that Europe is facing. First, the author explains the ineffective strategies carried out by world leaders in order to stop the on-going Syrian war and stresses on the lack of attention given to the Syrian War. Second, he demonstrates the Xenophobia that is common in European and Arabic citizens has made the stigmatization of refugees easier; consequently, many of the refugees were not accepted into Europe and their trips to safety became much harder. Third, Kristof argues that the most reasonable solution would be to create a safe-zone back in Refugees’
This issue was chosen due to its scope. The Syrian refugee crisis is among a list of issues that will not only shape the world in 2016 but also dominate news outlets in upcoming years. Because of the despairing situation, many governments are struggling to find ways to handle the rush of individuals seeking asylum, for the fact that it seems the crisis is worsening. In addition, the media coverage on the topic sparked my interest and led me to research information because I had no idea what was occurring and the detriment of the issue.
Since 2011, Syria has been engaged in a Civil War with protestors against the government and members of the extremist group ISIS, and approximately 7.6 million people have been displaced from their homes (usnews.com 2015). As the conflict destroys more homes and livelihoods each year, an increasing number of civilians have been forced to leave Syria and try to find safety elsewhere. Already a contentious issue, the Syrian refugee crisis has awakened tensions, both economic and social as debate erupts over what to do with the refugees.In response to the crisis, while some countries like Germany have pledged to help the refugees, (New Statesman 2015 1) only 2,340 have been admitted. Clearly, more needs to be done in order to help the refugees. Although there are economic and population concerns to be considered, the humanitarian conflict that faces the refugees and solutions already available are reason enough for Europe to increase the numbers of Syrian refugees allowed in.
The Arab Spring, starting in 2011, brought about a passion for change and democracy in the Arab world. However, there were grave consequences to the Arab Spring, including but not limited to bloody civil wars and as a result, a dramatic increase of refugees. In 2015 alone, “the IOM [International Organization for Migration] estimates that more than 464,000 migrants have crossed into Europe by sea” (Park 1). Many states that have been affected by the refugee crisis have reacted with security theatre while others have acted with positive measures. International relations theorists have numerous ways to explain state responses to this great migration of refugees into Europe, including but not limited to realism, liberalism, and constructivism.