Many children is often a sign of honor in Muslim societies, Allah wants soldiers – and Islam never managed to create livable cultures. So the Muslim world will never stop to overpopulate children and produce refugees. We must look for long-time solutions on the global refugee crisis: pay the poor in overpopulated areas for having no or at least less than 2.1 children (the amount of kids per woman needed to sustain present population size) – here is how – and make refugee camps in their own region. In that way we can also help much more people for the same money – its simply more compassionate.
The first thing to stop doing is to sail refugees to Europe (even for free). We should sail them back to their own shores. Or do like Australia and sail them to Papua Guinea – or something similar. We can and should not host them here: being on the run rich enough to pay people smugglers to transport one to Europe does not entitle one to Western living standards.
Coast guard officers on the northern Aegean island of Lesvos expressed concern Tuesday at a spike in the number of undocumented migrants arriving on Greek shores in a rise that senior officials believes is the result of the war in Syria.
The union representing coast guard officers on Lesvos said more than 3,000 undocumented migrants landed on the island in March, compared to some 650 in the same month last year.
Between Friday and Sunday last week alone, the coast guard picked up 620 migrants trying to reach Greece in the waters around Lesvos.
A senior coast guard official told Kathimerini on condition of anonymity that authorities expect to pick up around 60,000 migrants trying to reach Greece by boat from Turkey this year, compared to around 40,000 last year due to the growing number of people fleeing fighting in Syria.
He suggested that there could be as many as 2.5 million migrants on Turkish shores waiting to reach Greece and the European Union and called for the government to spend more money on guarding Greece’s borders than on dealing with irregular migrants already within the country.