The Syrian refugees crisis has been called the worst of the modern era. The war in Syria is five years old and shows no signs of stopping. Over four million people have fled the country and most are making their way to Europe. Many countries have promised to resettle tens of thousands of refugees.
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Some countries have promised to take in numbers of refugees we might have considered unfathomable in the past. Germany alone expects to take in 800,000 asylum seekers this year, at a cost of $6.6 billion. In attempts to distribute the migrants in a fair and feasible way, the European Union recently approved new quotas to account for the higher number of refugees. A previous proposal in May planned for the relocation of 40,000 migrants. Now, they are finding destinations for 120,000.
There is no simple way to solve the migrant crisis. It's a flood of people moving through countries with loose borders. We hear wonderful stories of Europeans, Canadians, and Americans ready to open their home and their wallets to refugees but resettling this population the best way possible means addressing long-term needs for employment and housing as well.
Read more about Syrian refugees:
BBC: Migrant crisis: EU ministers approve disputed quota plan
Reuters: EU eyes new migrant quotas; reluctant countries can buy out
NBC News: Germany to Spend $6.6 Billion on 800,000 Refugees and Migrants