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Global Refugee Crisis in the 21st Century
Civil war in Syria
How The 21st Refugee Crisis Began
A wave of uprising against the dictatorial regimes swept the Arabic countries.From North Africa to Middle East. People rose to overthrow their dictatorial leaders.Some have been successful like in Libya where Colonel r Gaddafi was overthrown after the Western powers intervened and assisted the rebels while others have not succeded in the mission like in Syria.These wars have led to a rise in the number of weapons in the wrong hands. These wars have also offered a good training ground of the terror groups. Peaceful people find themselves in the middle of these crisis. The only option they have is to move to saferplaces like in Europe irregardless of the risks which are involved.
The emergence IS a hard stance Islamists group in countries like Syria, Iraq,Iran among others has worsened the situation. They are expressing all sorts of atrocities in the population. They have burned people in cages, amputated people and even raped underage girls in the name of “religion”.This has cause great fear among people of the areas which were once peaceful.
Syrian refugees in Budapest,Hungary,Central Europe
Immigration and Numbers
Refugee are braving the cold nights in the seas, congestion in boats so as to escape the life threatening wars in their countries. The journeys are long, hundreds of mile and extremely dangerous. Irregardless of the death risks involved more and refugees are crossing Mediterranean sea. The number keeps on rising day by day. Some are losing their dear lives in the high seas due to waves and asphyxiation. There have been reports of others hiding in the bonnets and boots of cars despite the risks which are involved.
Europe has been the favourite destination for refugees from Syria and other middle East countries.They are arriving in great numbers thus becoming an issue of great concern.
Austria, Hungary,Italy,Greece and Germany have been the leading destination. Their governments are putting in place mechanisms which will help them handle the number.Poor countries like Turkey are struggling to handle the ever rising numbers.
The president of the United states of America Barrack Obama has told the Americans that they prepare to welcome at least 10,000 refugees from war torn countries.