Positive And Negative Effects Of Refugees

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The next problem was if the refugees were allowed to stay in a country. Countries were not prepared for the amounts of refugees they were receiving. The refugees were running into problems when they were coming into the countries. They found that the states did not have enough food, shelter, or other resources. They came into a country that was giving them places to live that were not planned for them such as abandoned buildings, schools, airports. Countries had to improvise shelters and were running out of food to provide for them. The conditions some refugees were facing were unlivable. They were finding ways to make living in the EU horrible for refugees. Camps were built for refugees to be able to use while they were being processed, but…show more content…
One being the way the media would make the refugees look. The media would make people scared that their states would become Muslim states and would overtake their native population. These were not logical fears. Even if every single refugee was taken in and every single refugee was Muslim, the Islam community would only then be about four to five percent of the population. These fears came also with the communities thinking about terrorism. “Negative views of refugees are tied to negative views about Muslims. In all 10 EU countries surveyed, people who have a more negative view of Muslims are also much more concerned about the threat of refugees to their country. For example, in the UK, 80% of those who have an unfavorable opinion of Muslims say refugees leaving Iraq and Syria are a major threat to their country. Most refugees in Europe come from nations that are predominantly Muslim.” (Poushter,2016) Communities were scared that these people were going to come and harm or terrorize their communities.” A median of 59% across 10 EU countries voice concern about the prospect of increased terrorism. This includes 76% who say this in Hungary and 71% in Poland. Around six-in-ten in Germany (61%), the Netherlands (61%) and Italy (60%) also think refugees will increase terrorism in their country.” (Poushter,2016) They were scared they were going to take over and that their communities would cease to…show more content…
Many things could have been set in place in order for the refugee crisis to be handled better. For instance, the Dublin III agreement could have been eliminated and countries could have taken refugees regardless of where they first entered the EU. Instead of wasting time focusing on who should be given asylum, that time could have been used to find places for the refugees to stay and find a better solution together. The EU failed in coming together to work out this problem, instead they abandoned Greece and Italy with the rush of the refugees. The EU has the responsibility to protect people from injustices and if they were not able to protect people in their country, then they had the responsibility to protect them and help them once they reached the EU. This doesn 't not mean that just one country is responsible for helping refugees, this means the whole EU is responsible to find out a way to helping
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