“Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind. – John F Kennedy.
A civil war in one country increases the probability of population movement in that region. As a result, the instability in a country could cause forced migration. As we could see in Syrian civil war example, more than 500,000 Syrians have fled to Turkey and other neighbour countries such as Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan. Most of these people do not get registered as refugee with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). At the same time, lots of refugees have sought asylum. Turkey, one of the leading countries that have opened its doors to Syrians, provided shelter and health, education services to thousands of refugees. In Europe, Sweden and Germany have provided permanent residency for hundreds of Syrian refugees where as UK have failed to do so.
According to Amnesty International Report published this week, it shows that only 0.5 per cent of the 2.3 million people have been welcomed in Europe. In other words, the EU has failed to provide help and shelter to Syrian refugees. The living conditions of Syrians have became more miserable as civil war gets worse. Tens of thousands have looked to migrate a safer region with their family members. Italy has witnessed sinking boat tragedy last year.
Financial support of the EU couldn’t be undermined but the weather conditions of refugees have been ignored by the EU. Getting humanitarian assistance became more challenging for refugees cause of harsh weather conditions. At this point, European Union could be criticized as the refugees have been forced to survive in the middle of civil war or in overcrowded refugee camps in neighbour countries.