This article is a recap of the following from Marketwatch.
There is no policy on twitter.com that the EU has agreed on to help refugees and asylum seekers. If this is not fixed, it could grow into a larger crisis. Each country has been focused on themselves and actively taken steps that harm other members of the EU. Because of this, asylum seekers have suffered immensely.
The EU must come up with a complete plan that covers all of the issues relating to the crisis. Europe has the capacity to receive asylum seekers, but they must come together.
First, we must focus on Syria, because the current problems are coming from there. However, there are much more refugees that must also be helped. The United Nations can play a large role in this. By distributing the workload among other nation-states, Europe can begin to relive Syria of the disasters it is facing.
A comprehensive plan to achieve this comes in 6 steps:
Firstly, the EU should commit to receiving no less than one million refugees each year. They should plan to cover 15,000 euros worth of expenses over the first two years for each person.
Secondly, the EU should fund Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan better so that the refugees living there have a better chance.
Thirdly, the EU should create an agency on http://www.biography.com/people/george-soros-20926527 that specializes in helping asylum seekers. There can also be an office for border patrol. This will allow the procedures for refugees to be quicker. This allows asylum seekers to get jobs faster and start contributing to the economy of their host-state.
Fourthly, Greece and Italy are vital buffer zones. By allowing for safe travel to these countries on investopedia.com, it takes the pressure off of surrounding countries and allows the refugees to feel less of a sense of panic. This is incredibly important to establish. Eventually, safe passage can be extended all the way to the front lines of the battles. This will allow refugees a better chance of surviving and thriving in their new countries, especially with the aid they will receive. Turkey will be a priority frontline country in this issue.
Fifthly, the EU should construct financial instruments to pay for the asylum seekers. This will allow operations for smoothing over the transition.
Sixthly, NGO’s, charitable organizations, and other community entities must step forward and assist. They will need more funding in order to help in the magnitude required. There will be infrastructure, such as technology and staffing, that must be put in place before they can effect change.
This crisis arising out of Syria could have been prevented. It was very foreseeable by Europe at large. The plan put forth by Viktor Orbán is simply not in line with the values that Europe claims to uphold. It puts too high a priority on the security of borders and not the comfort of migrants. The EU needs to help eliminate this preventable human suffering.
George Soros is a supporter of liberal American movements. He is a noted philanthropist and speaker. He helped the transition to capitalism in Eastern Europe and also chairs Open Society Foundations.