Syrian Migration Crisis to Europe
In this paperwork, I am going to discuss about the recent Syrian migration crisis to Europe- specifically Germany.
Currently, it is estimated that millions of Syrians have escaped their homes because of the ongoing civil war that started in March, 2011- according to UNHCR report; over 4.25 million are dislocated within Syria (McFarland 139). Germany is one of the major target states for Syrian immigrants seeking refuge in Europe. In terms of applications for asylum, it holds the largest share compared to the rest of the European countries. Germany has, always, had a welcoming heart for visitors. Recently, the reality of the continuing Syrian war has got the attention of the European countries, especially the government of Germany. Numerous approaches have been suggested recently by the government of Germany, so as to handle this growing number of Syrian refugees’ amicably through incorporating the European countries (Moraga, 2015).
The number of Syrian migrants seeking refuge in Germany has been squeezing its economy, since the number keeps on growing on a daily basis. It is a fact that every migrant requires basic needs. Syrian refugees require the following basic needs; foods, shelter, medical care, and so on. A recent policy made by Angela Merkel could have enticed Syrian migrants to make their way to Germany. Angela Merkel opened the boarders to every Syrian refuge seekers- people of Germany have always had a loving heart for visitors. The Syrians refugees were welcomed warmly by the citizens of Germany (Moraga, 2015). This policy, by Angela Merkel, had distinguished Germany from the rest of European countries, but it, only, existed for a short period of time before reality started knocking at their gate. The policy, by Angel Merkel, led many people into confusion after Berlin made it clear that the hundreds of thousands of Syrians entering Germany would not be granted refugee status or shelter. The new ruling amplified powers to arrest refuge seekers under the Dublin Regulation and those, Syrians immigrants, whose refuge request had been discarded. This new ruling, Asylum Seekers Benefits Act, is depicted as falling dumpy of human rights values, chiefly regarding access to health care (Korkut, 2016).
Angel Merkel, also, made a statement that she expects the Syrian refugees to leave Europe once the war is over, but, realistically, the war does not appear to end soon. The Syrian refugees who are not willing to go home once the war is over are expected to adhere to the country’s set of laws and principles. The Syrian immigrants are also expected to look for jobs in order to prevent the government from slashing their subsidies. According to my stand, Germany is currently realizing the seriousness of the Syrian war and the long term effects it may have on the economy- the Syrian’s war is predicted to last for a long period. In order to discipline Syrian refugees offenders, the government of Germany is coming up with plans that will ensure that they are deported, a request made by politicians to Angela Merkel. Germany is, also, looking for the establishment of secure zones to asylum refugees in Syria, a report given by Chancellor Angela Merkel. This move will help Germany in cutting its spending on Syrian refugees. According to my stand, the Syrians crisis requires the efforts of all the twenty eight states, so as to share the burden, evenly, since the number of Syrian immigrants is on the rise (Moraga, 2015).
According to the interior ministry announcement, strict conditions were laid out; for example, Syrians were solitary permitted to enter Germany for one year, Syrians were not allowed to bring their family members to Germany, as well as they would, only, have the benefit of supplementary fortification. These conditions limit the rights of the Syrians as refugees- it is a clear sign of human rights violation. According to these conditions, it is clear that Germany has realized the seriousness of the issue, Syrians migration crisis to Germany, and it is willing to go against human rights so as to stop this trend- an increase in the number of Syrians immigrants.
At first, Germany was very welcoming, but the burden kept on toughening, since the other European countries were not willing to share the burden. Germany, Australasia, as well as Sweden has been the most open states in Europe to take migrants over the previous six months, with the figures in flowing Germany thrashing those incoming anywhere else. The majority of governments in the European Union has been created barricades or acting as transportation states and preventing their own intake of migrants. At this point, the Syrian immigrants are held in camps where they do not have to work- they rely totally on government help and this is the main reason the majority of the European countries are not willing to take the burden of sharing Syrian refugees. It is a fact that Syrian refugees will require education in the long run, thus, squeezing the budgets of these countries that are willing to host them (Ostrand, 2015)
In Germany, research has it that the government has been collecting money and jewelry from Syrian immigrants – the collected money is used to cater for medical care and other basic needs. In order to address this issue appropriately, squeezing the government budget, a new scheme is being proposed by Germany with the objective of coping with the load of Syrian refugees. The new scheme is aimed at creating half a million jobs for those without work closer to home. The implementation of this scheme will have positive effects to both the government as well as the Syrian refugees, since the Syrian refugees will take part in building the economy of the country. The government, too, will not have to spend a lot of money on Syrian refugees, since the Syrian refugee will have the purchasing power to cater for their needs. The act of collecting jewelries as well as money from the Syrian refugees illustrates that the government of Germany is really going through hard times- the burden has become, too, heavily and help is urgently needed in order to handle this issue appropriately (Moraga, 2015).
Germany has been decisive of other European Union states, such as the United Kingdom, as well as France over their comparatively skimpy dedications to take migrants. A divisive plan to transfer 120,000 refugees across Europe over the next two years was permitted by European Union interior ministers, in September, but Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, as well as the Czech Republic opposed the plan. The Czech Republic has, also, been accused by the United Nation human- rights of a methodical infringement of the human rights of Syrian immigrants in order to dissuade them from coming to the state. The European Union has been struggling to bring into line refuge guiding principle. Due to this reason, some European country's refusal to share the burden, the burden of Syrian immigrants in Germany is becoming tougher and this is the reason as to why they are coming up with strict measures with the intention of reducing Syrian refugees. Some of these states that declined the proposal of sharing the Syrians refugee burden have gloomy economies and the majority of their people have no jobs, therefore, according to these countries, it is wise keeping away refugees, so as to reduce competition of the available jobs in the long run. In order for this strategy to work, it is important to consider the abilities of these twenty eight states, so as to come up with accurate figures that a particular country can accommodate without constraining its budget. The twenty eight countries should all be allowed to participate evenly without a particular country trying to dominate the dialogue (Germany and Syrian Arab Republic, 2013).
Berlin is the most influential supporter of allocating the migrant weight across the European states, but has aggravated and infuriated numerous of the other states with a sequence of independent resolutions that have had enormous knock-on effects across the union. According to my stand, Germany will continue to react by setting up strict measures to control the number of Syrian immigrants, until there is a key change of compassion among all twenty eight states- towards sharing the burden (Germany and Syrian Arab Republic, 2013).
Most of the European countries are preventing Syrian immigrants from reaching their territories as well as deporting Syrian immigrants who do not have a right to remain in Europe. In order to lessen strain on neighboring states, it is vital to boost the level of burden sharing by the international community as a whole and more evenly share out the burden among all European states- the twenty eight states. The Syrian crises may continue for a long term, therefore, it is wise for all the twenty eight states, in Europe, to share the burden, since the number of Syrian refugees will keep on increasing as long as the war continues. According to my stand, all the nations should emulate the role played by the Germany government in trying to help Syrian refugees. The practice of setting up boundaries, so as to prevent the Syrian refugees from coming into their countries is not decent- it describes states that are selfish and not willing to share what they have. Other states had not projected the Syrian war to last for a long time; therefore, they have put strict measures with the intention of reducing the number of Syrian refugees. Germany is also looking for safe zone in Syria, although this move has been criticized, especially by the United Nation. More humane attempts have been made by the government of Germany that allows families of Syrians refugees to join them (Moraga, 2015). Some of the European countries; for example, the Czech Republic has been depicted as taking the act of confining Syrian refugees in camps, thereby, limiting their access to employment and learning.
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