Kilkis wrote:Istronian wrote:... However, it has been established that as many as 80% of them are not refugees but economic migrants...
Established by whom?
Istronian wrote:...The father of the drowned child whose picture featured prominently in the worlds press had been working in a safe job in Turkey for two years yet he forfeited his child’s life in the pursuit of financial gain...
Istronian wrote:Let me start by saying that I do admire your humanitarian efforts and dedication but I do wonder if people’s efforts are compounding the problem. Europe needs to solve the refugee/immigrant problem and urgently if total chaos is to be avoided.
Kilkis wrote:Well if the prime ministers of two of the Visegrad 4 and the Daily Mail say it then it must be true?
Carolina wrote: Perhaps you have a point, Istronian, about humanitarian efforts compounding the problem. Should we sink the boats at sea and let those who still get through starve or freeze to death the numbers would soon reduce?
Carolina wrote: UNHCR: 85% of arrivals come from Syria (41%) Afghanistan (27% and Iraq (17%) http://data.unhcr.org/mediterranean/regional.php
Istronian wrote:...To either help them or kill them is not the only solution...
Carolina wrote:The source I quote shows graphs with the figures I quote.
Carolina wrote: So could you please explain how you think people's humanitarian efforts are compounding the problem.
Istronian wrote:…….. despite people’s good intentions, by helping them you encourage more to make the journey and add to the problems of Greece and the EU.
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