Thesis statement Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants fleeing war or seeking new lives have flooded into Europe. Many countries are struggling to cope with the crisis. According the news from CNN:”Austria, Germany near tipping point” The foundations for protecting refugees and migrants are a humane approach to human suffering and adherence to international humanitarian law. An improved screening and resettlement process would also improve the West's muddled response to today's displacement crisis. Introduction of the Immigration crisis Migrants and refugees flooding into Europe from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis.
A refugee, to simply put it, is a person who is forced to leave their home country as they have either suffered or feared persecution, to flee a war or sometimes, escaping from natural disasters. Today, the increasing number of refugees has caught the attention of the globe as it hit 14.4 million at the end of 2014, which was a 2.7 million increase since 2013. The major countries that contributed to the number of refugees are from Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria, which contributed to more than 50% of the number of refugees. Also, children took up more than 50% of the figures, according to UNHCR. There are many factors contributing to the sharp increase in number of refugees.
It is impossible for an unskilled peasant class worker to afford a $1500 rate to go to Europe by boat. These middle class people have the potential create schools, businesses and can serve the private local institutions of the country that engages in trade with the Middle Eastern countries such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia as Syrian refugees have the ability to communicate in Arabic. With this, the excuse of "high EU unemployment" in not allowing refugees is simply a coverup by prejudice as these refugees has the will to create a new life in Europe and they have the will to create jobs from themselves but for
One of the myriad of effects is the pressure the crisis provides on European countries to provide refugees with food and shelter. “The strains on housing, social services, education, and employment are showing”(“European Migration: Crisis and Consequences.”). The four million refugees from Syria who seek refuge in European countries renders it challenging for European countries to provide everyone with the basic necessities. Correspondingly, this enormous statistic means less availability of jobs, which is the reason why only 2500 refugees of Germany’s 260,000 refugees are actually employed. Moreover, some private sector initiatives attempt to integrate refugees into the workforce, but they do not always end up successful.
Equal rights for all is a social agenda which clearly does not mean that law supports inequality rather it says that every human is created equal and the practices of discrimination that we are facing is because of the unfair treatment of one individual by another. Law itself is against the inequality in every field of life, in fact all humans are equal before law. But how certain practices of discrimination among the societies and people are violating the law equality is the major concern of this report. First equality and its concepts are explained and second the law of equality. Furthermore, social issue and a group of people as reference to equality concept are also explained in this
Refugees in Europe People are people only when they have their home and they are society when they are contributing to their home countries. Unfortunately, due to variety of reasons not all people are destined to have their home and live in peace situation. These people in other words can be called asylum seekers when they are forced to not “to live in peace”. The core definition of a "refugee" is contained in the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, which gives a definition: "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of
EU border agency Frontex said the number of migrants surpassed the 100,000 mark in a single month for the first time since it had begun keeping records in 2008. The German government had earlier forecast that 450,000 asylum seekers could arrive in 2015, but is now set to increase that to 650,000 or higher. "It is unsustainable in the long run that only two EU countries, Germany and Sweden, take in the majority of refugees," he told German daily Die Welt. Here some statistics and Graphics: In the case of Sweden: Sweden has signed the UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. This entails, among other things, that Sweden shall examine each asylum application individually.
ANALYSIS This essay presents the chronological development of the phenomenon of immigration in the European Union, and how in this process, the phenomenon has shifted from being a political issue to being a securitized issue. This has been chosen as a topic for this paper because many EU countries today frame immigration as an important security challenge , by coupling it with an increasing fear of “terrorists”, “illegal migrants” and other threats to internal safety. But 70 years ago, this was far from being the case. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to analyse how and why this change has happened. First of all, we are going to frame the analysis in the corresponding theoretical framework.
The European governments also experience a challenge when identifying those in need of international protection and those who are not, as the were some foreigners who were not Falling within the definition of refugees. The migration harms the economy of the European countries, as this countries have to provide for the refugees for example shelter and
The main challenges for the EU right now are the enlargement issue, the economic crisis, the rise of the far-right wing which are all inter-connected with each other, the democratic deficit. Firstly, the European Union is a complex and unique organisation, not a state and not a federation, which makes it quite hard to grasp how all the European countries work together. National parliaments have less power since European decisions are made by the Commission and national ministers in the Council. The European Parliament is too weak. Their role is to debate and ultimately pass laws as well as the EU budget but the Council is the one that dominates the discussion.