REFUGEE CRISIS – WHAT CAN BE DONE?

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REFUGEE CRISIS – WHAT CAN BE DONE?

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international-datelineDemocracy and equal rights are issues that are not easy to address. Semmelroggen, migration policy expert, warned that the Syrian war will still continue and the refugee crisis would not end any time soon.

Under international law, people fleeing war or persecution, have a right to asylum, because they are genuine refugees. But many migrants that arrived in Europe are not refugees, they have fled poverty wanting to find better lives in rich countries.

The flight and entry of hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants in Europe is alarming. What is happening in the world now?

Rich countries globally have the moral obligation to help these people. Accordingly, there is a growing need for skilled migrants due to high unemployment and ageing populations in Europe. Instead of taking those dangerous journeys, the EU has a Blue Card scheme for highly-skilled foreign professionals to get jobs in Europe through immigration rules.

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While Hungarian prime minister, Victor Orban said, the flood of Muslim migrants might be damaging to Europe’s Christian roots. He claimed that the crisis could make them a minority in their own continent.

It also brought fear of international terrorism when ISIS say they will use the migrant tide to flood Europe with their own jihadists.

Could these problems eventually be resolved by the countries where these refugees came from? Would sending refugees back to their countries the best option?

The world is left asking, “What can be done?”

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There is a growing threat of piracy and armed robbery in South East Asian waters. Recently a fishing vessel and an oil tanker were hijacked in the Malacca Straits.

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