The Refugee Tragedy

  Four years after the start of the Syrian civil war, more than 200,000 people have died in the cross fire, and it is estimated that there are at least 7.6 million displaced people. Countries like Lebanon, Iraq or Turkey have been taking in refugees from the war inside their borders. The EU, faced with the rapidly expanding tragedy, though slow to react, is gradually increasing the trains to bring refugees into countries like Germany or Austria. However some states are still reticent about giving asylum to refugees arguing that jihadists might go through their borders claiming to be refugees. Some others have completely closed their borders to them, endangering the EU borderless Schengen agreement. 

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