The Media Of Syrian Toddler

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The sharing of the horrifying image across social media of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi’s dead body washed up on a beach in Turkey has brought the Syrian’s plight into the eyes of the entire world. Thousands of desperate men, women, and children make illegal and unsafe journeys across entire oceans just to get away from the ongoing conflict that is occurring in their home country. In view of the root of this horrible situation, one observes events dating back to 2011, when pro-democracy protests began throughout the country of Syria. These protests displayed the anger prevalent among the Syrian people against President Bashar Al-Assad’s authoritarian government. The attempt by President Bashar Al-Assad to suppress the numerous protests with…show more content…
European leaders’ discussion over the European Union resettlement plan will assist the overcrowding of train stations in Germany, since the plan will assist in distributing the Syrian refugees among nations in the European Union (E.U.). Robert Samuels discusses the dilemma Austria is facing when he notes that “About 3,700 more poured into Austria, where the state railway suspended service to and from Hungary because of a ‘massive overload,’ causing some confusion in Budapest, where masses of migrants lined up for hours waiting to board a train.” This resettlement plan in discussion would require nations to take in refugees unless they had “justifiable reasons” not to, like a natural disaster, in which they would have to pay a fine (Samuels). The plan would also make sure every nation in the E.U. legally grants asylum to refugees by providing safe and reliable transportation (Samuels). This would be helpful for countries where refugees are causing the government to shut down public transportation, which is discussed in an informative article by Steve Hendrix of The Washington Post that involves northbound train stations in Germany. Hendrix describes that even though the refugees cannot use the train stations that have been shut down, the government still escorts about 2,000 refugees legally across the borders. He also argues that the town’s reputation has been temporarily changed from the accepting, free flowing atmosphere
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