How Much Syrian Refugees Each EU Country Could Accept — Just an opinion.
So, I heard about the little siblings who were found dead today. In happened in our country, Turkey, which hosts more than 2 million Syrians right now, so pretty much everyone heard. And I thought I'd write this. I don't know much about politics, but I know what those people go through and that many lives are lost because European leaders are not admitting refugees, forcing them to risk their lives to get there. I know that there could be problems when they settle in those EU countries, but it's better for them to struggle and live in danger & poverty.
So, let's start. To not flood small countries with Syrians, I thought each country could take at least %1 of their total population, small countries a little less. Those are minus what they have right now. If they have so much already, it doesn't apply.
Austria: 84,740 refugees, %1 of total population.
Belgium: 112,000 refugees, %1 of total population.
Bulgaria: 72,650 refugees, %1 of total population. Bulgaria is small, but it's a neighbor to Turkey, easy to get to.
Croatia: 42,530 refugees, %1 of total population.
Cyprus: 11,410 refugees, %1 of total, Southern Cyprus only. It's right by the Arabian Peninsula, but it's small country with few people.
Czech Republic: 105,200 refugees, %1 of total.
Denmark: 28,070 refugees, %0.5 of total. The country is very small, but it should have space for this much.
Estonia: 13,250 refugees, %1 of total.
Finland: 54,390 refugees, %1 of total.
France: 660,300 refugees, %1 of total. France is a big country, as in population and land mass. It could take near a million refugees.
Germany: 806,200 refugees, %1 of total. Germany is the biggest country in Europe and has the best economy. It and France alone could be of great help alone even if other countries took no refugees.
When it comes to Greece and Italy, I think they should have special treatment, at least for a while. When others are ignoring it, they're the ones dealing with the refugees now.
Hungary: 98,970 refugees, %1 of total.
Ireland: 45,950 refugees, %1 of total.
Latvia: 20,130 refugees, %1 of total.
Lithuania: 29,560 refugees, %1 of total.
Luxembourg: 2,716 refugees, %0.5 of total.
Malta: 2,416 refugees, %0.5 of total.
Netherlands: 84,000 refugees, %0.5 of total.
Poland: 385,300 refugees, %1 of total.
Portugal: 104,600 refugees, %1 of total.
Romania: 199,600 refugees, %1 of total.
Slovakia: 54,140 refugees, %1 of total.
Slovenia: 20,600 refugees, %1 of total.
Spain: 467,700 refugees, %1 of total.
Sweden: 95,930 refugees, %1 of total.
If they all take %0.5–%1, it's more than needed. Large countries can even solve it by themselves—but they don't give a damn people are dying out there.
I used a lot of numbers on this take, but those people are not just numbers. This is what Syrian Refugee Crisis really looks like:
A baby girl and her father on their trip between Serbia and Hungary.
A Turkish soldier and policeman giving a wounded boy some water.
Syrians who made it to Germany, waiting to register as refugees.
Words from a refugee.
Cutting through the border fences between Turkey and Syria.
And yet, people her keep hating on them. The world keeps ignoring them.
The city of Kobane. When the bombing stopped in this city, Kurds in my neighborhood were celebrating. They were crossing the street and a car drove into the crowd twice, on purpose. No one died, but I'll always remember it.