Germany leads the way in Syrian refugee resettlement

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In the free world there exists a tradition on welcoming refugees from war, revolutions or civil conflicts. The Syria Civil War has produced 2,5 million of refugees. Germany is the country that received the largest number of refugees.

Syria's conflict began in March 2011, with popular protests against Assad, but evolved into a civil war after a crackdown by security forces led to an armed uprising. More than 130,000 people have been killed and about six million have fled their homes.

Right now there is an estimated of 250,000 people trapped by fighting across Syria in aid convoys, hospitals and camps from aid agencies. The peace talks held last week in Switzerland, recessed on Friday with no substantial results.

Even though the United Nations has been urging states to do more to help Syrian refugees with humanitarian aid and resettlement, the international response has been poor in relation to the scale of the crisis.

As the chart provided by Statista statisc portal shows, based on United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) information, the number of Syrian refugees is now close to 2.5 million, more than the entire population of Slovenia.

By January 2014, 19 countries had pledged a total of 18,000 resettlement places for refugees from the conflict. Germany is leading the way in Syrian refugee resettlement, having pledged or offered 11,000 places. Canada comes second on the list with 1,300 while Sweden rounds off the top three with 1,200. Norway has received 1000 refugees. Australia, Austria, Finland, France and UK received 500 refugees each of them, while the Netherlands received 250 people.

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James Alex
2018-12-01 13:23:16

There are over a billion poor, suffering people with different values from many lands who might like to come.

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2015-11-14 14:33:26

Welcome to the age of global overpopulation.

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2015-10-10 21:43:59

Could the European Economy Collapse due to the Refugees When I watch television and see pictures of refugees from Syria coming into Europe it makes me sad. Although my mother made a similar journey in the late 1940s to escape communist Eastern Europe, this is different. There are over a billion poor, suffering people with different values from many lands who might like to come. Knowing that Germany will take in 800,000 this year and then try to coax other countries to take some of this burden makes me sick. How many will come next year? It is even more depressing knowing that many more will come from other places using other means of transportation to make real or false claims for asylum all over Europe. This looks like the end of Europe. Hungary was decisive and first to guard its borders. Other countries are now making a show of securing their borders. But I suspect this is a trick to pacify a concerned public. It is unlikely that the Syrians will go back. The European Union will quietly distribute these people throughout all of Europe and the Western world. The U.S. has agreed to take 10 or 20 thousand; I am sure it will be more. Next year more will come. Some will be “legal” immigrants, some illegal, some asylum seekers, some “temporary” workers. They will keep coming year after year. This must be stopped now. If nothing is done very soon, Europe is doomed and can never recover from this disaster. By 2050 there will be virtually no young Europeans living in Europe. This will be the worst genocide in history. How can one not be depressed? Depression is a serious illness. The people of Europe should not try to cover it up and pretend that they are happily helping unfortunate refugees. This situation must be troubling to all people with a heart who care about the future. Their kindness and concern for strangers will result in their extinction. What would happen if all Europeans who feel depressed over this situation sought counseling and therapy? Western European nations have excellent health care which includes addressing mental health issues. Everyone who feels the least bit depressed should seek help for this serious condition. I hope that nobody with a strong work ethic tries to deny their depression by continuing to work and refusing to seek help. Nobody should lose their jobs or be stigmatized if they can’t work due to this depression. It is possible that 100 million Europeans will suffer from depression severe enough to require six months leave from their work. If this happens the European economy will collapse. Such a collapse would make it impossible to fund many programs. If the situation gets really bad perhaps non-Europeans would go back home. Perhaps leaders will see how harmful it is to live among aliens. Then Europe will be ready to recover. Merely stopping the influx is not enough. Most of the people who came to Europe in the past 70 years should be returned. Although the governments allowed them to enter it was not with the consent of the people. Therefore it was illegal and must be reversed. It may take a decade or more to repatriate all non-Europeans while maintaining the current population. It is important to prevent a massive decline in population which would cause a depression. This can be done by encouraging native Europeans to increase their birthrate and by welcoming Europeans from other parts of the world where they are being squeezed out by immigration from the third world. Millions of Europeans from Africa and North and South America could come and replace the people leaving Europe. It is good that we want to help these people; that is part of our culture. But we need to be sure that it does not put us at risk. Sending our soldiers to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State is a bad idea because some of them will die to help people that don’t want to help themselves. Europe should arm the refugees and train them and send them back to fight for their future. Perhaps we can provide air support using drones. Europe can house the refugees in temporary camps where men are trained. Women and children would be in separate camps. They would be reunited in their homeland after the men take back their homes. Another solution would be to resettle them in Africa. Africa is a huge continent rich in resources. Africa could benefit from the diversity that the refugees will bring. It would be very easy to convince African leaders to accept these people. James Schneider (301) 990-8983

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