Germany Welcomes 8,000 Syrian Refugees


In hopes of dodging repercussions of the Syrian war, many families have traveled for weeks in hopes of being able to successfully migrate to European nations.

Since 2011, approximately 4 million Syrians have been forced out of their communities due to civil unrest and sporadic wars. As a result, the United Nations recently ruled that 200,000 refugees will be allowed to enter neighboring EU countries. In recent days news footage has showed EU countries such as Germany welcoming in the refugees without major protest. However, in countries such as Hungary many local citizens haven’t been so fond of the many refugees pilgriming to find shelter.  

Ask yourself:

  1. Should other countries have a right to migrate to neighboring countries when imminent danger threatens their families/ personal lives?
  2. What would you do if you were a Syrian seeking shelter?
  3. Should America be a refugee haven for South American citizens & Mexicans?