Whatsolution would work best to solve the problem Syrian Refugee Crisis?
TheSyrian refugee crisis has in the past few months generated a lot ofattention over the causes and impact of the whole situation to therefugees. Many refugees have died and others undergone immeasurablesuffering escaping war and conflicts on one side and receivingunwelcoming responses on the other side. This has over the years beenthe paradox faced by refugees having to escape without havinganywhere to go. Many have attempted risky and dangerous strategies toescape and enter neighboring countries such as crossing the seaillegally and without proper vessels resulting in deaths andsuffering. This calls for the need of immediate strategic changes tosolve the Syrian refugee crisis.
Thereshould be a policy that allows for the permitting of entry of allrefugees of war across any border without proper documentationinstead of turning them back or erecting stringent border controlmeasures to keep them out. The right to safety and life is afundamental human right that should be protected and respected at alltimes. In this case, after they are allowed in proper documentationand planning such as security vetting and resettlements into campscan be established. Allowing refugees of war to cross borders intosafe regions without proper documentation will first ensure they aresafe. This will also prevent against risks of refugees of war havingto take risky measures such as crossing overseas to get away from warand into a safe country (AI 3). When refugees are turned away fromborders they are forced to either go back to their war-strickenregions or to find illegal ways risky and endangering to theirwellbeing, to cross borders to safety.
Thesecond option would be to establish a global fund or kitty throughwhich every country contributes towards the safety and resettlementof refugees worldwide. As such, any refugee of war or any other formwishing to relocate to safer regions should be facilitated throughthe combined effort of all countries of the world through the use ofthe global fund kitty. This will ensure enough resources areavailable to make refugee resettlements efficient. The funds will gofar in handling relocations from different regions and countries,providing basic needs, security vetting strategies, and theidentification of relocation areas amongst others. The second optionis better than the first one as it creates global awareness andcooperation towards assuring the human rights of life, safety, andbasic needs. In the same manner that developed countries aiddeveloping countries with resources in war and to fight terrorists,they should do the same towards assuring global human rights andsafety to refugees (AI 6).
Solvingthe Syrian refugees’ crisis requires acts of policy change andinternational cooperation. This involves establishing globallyapplicable and agreed on policies mandating all countries to acceptrefugees of war and cater for their basic needs first beforeconducting vetting and other arrangements instead of locking themout. It can also involve the establishment of a global fund programamongst all nations towards catering for the basic human rights andneeds of refugees globally. However, these are options that requireacts of global leadership, partnerships, and cooperation that mayprove hard with the current competitive division amongst differentnations. To address this challenge, the agreements can still be maderegionally across countries in same regions that share anunderstanding and other forms of interactive agreements.
Eightways to solve the world refugee crisis. AmnestyInternational 2016.