How Syria’s neighbours and the European Union are handling the refugee crisis
Keywords:Asylum Policies, European Union, Humanitarian Crisis, Syrian Civil War, Syrian Refugees
The Syrian refugee crisis is shaping up to be the largest of its kind since the Second World War. Large numbers of Syrians are fleeing persecution and the gross violations of human rights that have characterized a civil war already raging for four years. The spillover effects are far-reaching and cannot be ignored by the international community. The present article plans to examine how the most affected countries are coping with the influx of refugees inside their borders. How does the European Union fare in comparison with Syria’s neighbours? Is the EU the best place for Syrian refugees?