On Refugee Crisis

The ongoing refugee crisis is considered by most as a crucial inconvenience that should be dealt with hastily. For the sake of finding an efficacious conduct to handle the problem, there is a need for the analysis of the situation. Secondly, the handling of the refugees should be discussed thoroughly since there is a considerable amount of displaced people and these people should not be victimized any further. By all means, this situation cannot continue for a longer time, hence the need for an ultimate solution.


In order to have an objective point of view, it is necessary to analyse the causes which trigger the flight of Syrians from their countries because it is still unclear for EU citizens that Syrians’ escape is not a choice but an obligation. The ongoing Syrian Civil War which began during spring of 2011 with the demonstrations against Bashar Assad whose family has held the presidency for more than 40 years, is of course the main trigger of the crisis. Presently, there are many sides of the conflict and this only aggravates the damage done to the region. The ongoing war is a major threat to the fundamental rights such as the right to live. In other words, it would be fair to say that people are fleeing just in order to survive.


It must be taken into consideration that there is a large number of refugees by now and it is only growing.They have many needs that could not be fulfilled in their country, which lead to their expulsion. They need shelter and proper accomodation, they need provisions and any other essential requisite for not only survival but also living humanely. In the current state of things, though, Dublin regulation restricts translocation of the refugees within Europe once they arrive a member state and are recorded. This gives rise to the unprecedented influx of refugees to the border countries whose economies are not sufficient to provide fundamental human rights for that high a number of refugees. Both border states and refugees are affected negatively by this regulation, therefore an amendment of the regulation should take place as soon as possible. All of the member states should welcome refugees, according to their combined political, cultural and economic potential for refugees to integrate or be stationed in temporary settlements successfully. A proper approach to the accomodation of the refugees may be placing them in tent cities. These tent cities should provide refugees a comfortable, healthy, neat and peaceful environment in accordance with EU standards. We should be aware of the fact that tent cities are not a permanent solution but a temporary phase for refugees to adapt into city life in and into European social norms. Finally, we strongly believe that EU should play a role in helping the people in need.


Since we have adressed to the specifics of the crisis, it is now time to discuss the possible solutions proposed in Europe towards the issue. First of these is to let the people and states of Middle East take care of the situation by themselves, minimising any political or armed action. The proponents of this policy state that any previous foreign intervention to the region could not prove to be a stabilising factor in long term, rather postponed the establishment of a functional and modernised democracy, consequently prolonging the state of political turnoil. They give the example of Iraq, where after the two Gulf wars decentralization of the state gave rise to many regional troubles, the most current of which is the rise to power of ISIS. This being said, there are many objections towards this course of action. For one, it is suggested that this crisis has already evolved to a point that letting it to solve itself will only make it linger for an indefinite amount of time, resulting in more and more refugees seeking shelter and also ruination of the region. Ergo, a considerable amount of politicians, support the idea of a direct intervention, be it diplomatic or military. In contrast with the concept of indifference mentioned afore. This approach claims that the issue has expanded into well beyond a merely regional matter. Thus, Europe already undergoes its impact regardless of her attitude and she should hence aspire to forestall a prolonged state of chaos, which will further upset the economical and political balance in all of Euraisa.




Conclusively, it can be inferred that given the current situation of things where people are pushed to leave behind their previous homes in the hope of survival, European countries should make every effort to lend them a hand.  Even further, a direct involvement against the cause of this flight would be the safest path to pursue provided the fact that the conflict in the region is unlikely to cease in the foreseeable future.

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