Month: September 2015

Migrants Detour to Croatia Which Is Deemed a More Welcoming Nation

Near the Hungarian-Serbian border, hungry and exhausted migrants are begging for sympathy from Hungarian authorities to let them pass.

The migrants are shouting, “Open the door!” Many of these migrants have traveled several thousands of miles carrying their families and what little belongings they have. A young man from Iraq in a football jersey waited patiently and hopelessly next to the fence without any intentions of moving. He said that if he had to, he will wait for six years. He further said that he have nothing to lose.

On the other side of the razor-wire fence, several Hungarian soldiers stood their ground and were ready to arrest and put to jail anyone who dared climbed the fence. Syrian refugees were growing impatient and hopeless as the hours and days passed. They just cannot understand why the Hungarian government will not allow them to pass through. The refugees are saying that they only want to pass through Hungary in order to reach Austria, Denmark and Germany. They said that they had no intentions staying in Hungarian soil if they were not welcomed there.

Croatia: A new destination

A lot of migrants have already given up hope in crossing from Serbia to Hungary and finally to other welcoming European nations. At least 100 refugees have already ventured from the Middle East to Croatia. This report was shared to media by the Interior Ministry spokesperson of Croatia, Jelena Bikic.

Refugees are saying that Croatia is much welcoming compared to Hungary. The prime minister of Croatia said in a tweet that the country is ready to accept refugees and that it will not matter what their nationality or religion is or where their final destination is. The prime minister further said that the refugees can stay and work in their country. He further said that the refugees are welcome to pass through Croatia. The prime minister also had harsh words for the government of Hungary saying that raising the walls of Budapest is dangerous and at the same time cruel. Putting up wires in this century is not the answer to the refugee crisis but instead a further threat.

Syria’s President: Western Leaders Are To Blame for Crisis in Refugee

With the increasing problem of the refugees in Europe which are mostly from Syria, the president of the country expressed his sentiments and blamed the Western nations. He told media that the countries in the West supported opposition groups in Syria’s civil war.

In an interview with the news organizations of Russia, President Bashar al-Assad said that if the western nations are worried about the people in his country, they should stop supporting the terrorists. This is what the Syrian government thinks of the whole crisis. The president pressed on that this is the core issue of the crisis with refugees.

Refugee crisis in Europe

Europe is currently struggling to deal with the increasing number of migrants arriving illegally at the borders of European countries. Many of these refugees have been fleeing the conflict in Syria with militant groups which have claimed the lives of at least 220,000 people.

The leaders of the western nations have criticized the government of al-Assad for being incompetent in presiding over the violence in his country. The violence in his country helped spawn the influx of ISIS militant group in the country which drove at least four million of Syrian civilians to seek refuge to other lands. But instead of thanking the European nations for taking in the refugees, he also blamed the European countries.

The president of Syria said that Europe should also take the blame since they supported terrorism.

Double standards among European nations

In the press conference held, it was not explicitly stated by the president what he was referring to when he said that Europe took part in terroristic acts. Two years ago, the European Union ended the arms embargo with rebel groups that were fighting the government of Syria. The United States on the other hand has offered support to some Syrian rebels who were willing to fight against ISIS.

The president of Syria said in the interview that how can people from across the globe feel sad for the death of a child in the sea and not feel any remorse for the deaths of thousands of children who have been killed by rebel groups in Syria.