The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained



Why is the refugee crisis all over the news? How is this related to Syria? Why should we care at all?

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Sources used for this video:

http://www.unhcr.org.uk/about-us/key-facts-and-figures.html

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/27/uk-mediterranean-migrant-rescue-plan

http://www.vox.com/2015/9/8/9277127/syrian-refugees-photos

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Europe

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/fluechtlinge-aus-syrien-die-golfstaaten-nehmen-keine-fluechtlinge-auf-a-1051885.html

http://www.pewforum.org/2011/01/27/the-future-of-the-global-muslim-population/

https://muslimstatistics.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/pew-fertility-rate-for-muslims-and-non-muslims-in-europe/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/06/03/us-syria-population-idUSTRE6522FS20100603

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/05/syria-forces-war-crime-barrel-bombs-aleppo-amnesty-report

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-mythical-connection-between-immigrants-and-crime-1436916798

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2015/07/immigration-and-crime

http://www.turkeyagenda.com/crime-rate-among-syrian-refugees-remain-way-lower-than-expected-1199.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-24583286

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria

http://www.vox.com/2015/9/4/9261971/syria-refugee-war

The economist, Time Magazine

The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

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42 comments

  1. after reading comments I was shocked .. I just wanna know what the hell r u gonna do if u were in their situation .. fkn lazy shits setting all day doing nothing but saying no to refugees without even understanding the issue .. imagine ur fam is just getting killed by your own fkn government and u just don't have anything to do ..u just don't have any humanity left on u .. they will always mention bullshit like crime rates that had risen… fk this world.. I just wanna live alone on another planet

  2. Why should EU adopt them when their Arab neighbours cant even be bothered?! They are a bunch of fucked up peoples who don't even step up to help fellow nearby Muslims escaping war. Fuck them all I say, uncivilised cunts who don't belong in the west.

  3. Nearly 600,000 refugees were claiming unemployment benefits in Germany in mid-2017, some 250,000 more than at the same point in 2016, according to Gerd Landsberg, head of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB). Just under 200,000 refugees, meanwhile, had found jobs and had begun to pay social security contributions.

  4. Ostensibly, for lots of "21st century liberals" (including Kurzgesagt) these people do seem to be refugees.
    I do not want to critisize them, because they also want to live in peace.
    However, they do not know what is expected to happen in Europe in the long run due to the high number of immigrants, as they slowly invade our homeland saying that "We are refugees coming from war zones", besides the majority of them not having any official papers and passports…
    This is why they are called illegal immigrants in Hungary, for example, because they come without papers. It is a rule, that is written down by law worldwide.
    Furthermore, now at the end of 2018, many countries (including Sweden) experience them not willing to work (!). In addition, a part of taxpayers' money has to flow to the government to have these immigrants hosted. And it is a lot of money!
    Ok, then those who work hard must pay taxes for those foreigners who have come just for the sake of convenience??
    Where is the truth?
    And how do you know, @Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, that the birth rate of muslims will decline as the time passes by?
    You have poor evidence.
    The majority of the immigrants include young men, a few women, and some children.
    So Europe, consider the aftermath profoundly before you let them in.

  5. Wow, so much hate towards this topic. They are human beings, if your country was in war, you'd want to leave, and not be abandoned to die because others thinks you may be a bad person. The dangerous ones are killing each other in their war, the refugees are like all of us, just normal people.

  6. Yeah, this is a bit propagandist Kurzgesagt.. I think you dropped the ball on this one.
    I don't know where you got your 'facts' from, but they are not holding up to reality.

  7. I'm not a rightist, and I am supportive of refugees. But the idea shared on this video is a bit biased. Why not more information on the Middle East being "shameful"?

  8. He forgot to mention the teachings within Islam and how immigration was steady and people were ok with it as they were part of the old British empire with a shared general belief (this is mainly for UK) now imagine if lots more ‘religious’ Muslims (take heir religion more strictly) came in in mass

  9. obviously you dont experience the situation for yourself…
    its easy to judge peoples for theyre actions but when you look at the overall history of those refugees you see a lot of things you dont want in your country starting from the most obvious one: terorisem which is the most popular thing in arebian culture.

  10. i think immigrants need to stop going to large cities and begin going to European small towns, they'll find better living conditions, peaceful living, and they get a since of community from there neighbors. maybe immigrants in america should do the same.

  11. Who else remembers when the exact same thing happened with Italians and they were portrayed as rapists and murderers in the US ?
    Now nobody complains about Italians being in America right ?

  12. There are 3M migrants in Turkey. Our economy getting worse, 6 rapists of 10 is migrant or kurd, migrants lives better than Turks.

    We Turks dont need migrants and we dont want syrians in our country!

  13. Thank God President Trump stop these horrible people from entering our country. And if you think I'm being racist or xenophobic I'm not look at the condition that Europe is in right now UK's minority rates skyrocketing Sweden's crime becoming so bad that everyday police work has to be done by the military all thanks to these refugees

  14. Old 3 year old video , now they are illegal economic migrants from 3rd world countries who do not speak your language and are going to be a help to a economy how? More like a welfare drain than anything else.

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