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Sunday, February 07, 2016

Europe sleepwalked into the current 'Refugee Crises'

Refugees.. which countries pull their weight?

People ask why countries bordering Syria are not 'doing more to help refugees'.
Which is odd, because the UK is almost three times the size of Jordan but allegedly we are 'full', therefore the UK has only agreed to take 20,000 refugees over five years.

..yet Jordan is already hosting 635,000 of the 4.3 million Syrian refugees.. and in 2015, the UN only raised 43% of the aid revenue required to support those refugees, in the countries neighboring Syria (Jordan spends approx 25% of its budget on refugee support).. so that probably answers the question..but not in a comfortable way for Europeans.
Particularly European members of NATO, who have been spent more than 15 years, involved in ruinously expensive and extremely naive, 'Regime Change' foreign policy campaigns, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria.

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