Archive - 21 January, 2016

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The refugee crisis goes on

The refugee crisis goes on

The boats continue arriving to the European coasts through the Mediterranean. All the travel risks, the waves or the low temperatures are insufficient to stop all the refugees that every day trying to arrive to Europe.

The refugees arrive to European coasts exhausted, wet and frozen. They are exposed to the death but it doesn’t matter, they prefer suffer this situation before that continue living with the concern that one day a bomb may hit in their home or that a bomb may explodes near them when they are in the street.

Despite the difficulties, there is no evidence that this situation will change. From the beginning of the year, 31.500 refugees have arrived to Greece. Last year in the same period, this data was 1.700 refugees.

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Unfortunately, when refugees arrive to Europe, their situation doesn’t improve. European countries don’t know how to manage the flow of refugees neither humanistic or logistically. For example, only 322 refugees of 160.000 (that the European countries had promised) have been relocated in the whole European territory. In addition, some countries have started to monitor the number of persons who cross the borders.

For many refugees their stay in the refugee camps had to be temporally but the truth is that their stay there is becoming to a permanent stay. Low temperatures have arrived with the winter and this fact has become in a new challenge for the refugees. The reason is that if they want to have fuel for heating, they have to pay and their savings are running out. For that reason it is difficult for refugees look a future beyond the refugee camps.

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If you are an Uvinum customer you can help Oxfam Intermon to provide water, refuge and health care to help thousands of refugees who are forced to leave their homes. If you want to know more information about the project, click here.

Together we have to avoid that this situation becomes “something normal” for us. Syrian refugees still need protection and humanitarian aids.

The Worldcoo team.

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