Seeds: The Syrian Refugee Crisis has escalated over the past three years. As a result, both the US and European nations are trying to figure out the best way to address this new influx of refugees from the Middle East and South Asian countries.
Core: The European Union (EU) instituted a new plan to handle the refugee crisis, and 202 refugees from Greece have now been deported and sent to Turkey. This plan states that for every Syrian refugee returned to Turkey, a European country must take in another refugee.
Skin: Western media outlets tend to focus on the strain of the refugees on the entirety of Europe, but the reality is that Turkey is bearing the brunt of the weight. With more than 2.7 million refugees already in the country, Turkey has recently decided to accept up to 500 more migrants, per day.
Leaves: The EU will continue to give Turkey funding to provide support for the influx of migrants. These new rules are not all positive, however, as they have caused a stalemate on the Turkish-Greek border, leaving 12,000 people stranded in camps with terrible conditions, given that neither country is fully offering them supplies.
Food For Thought: Do you think that Europe is sufficiently handling the refugee crisis? Do you think that the United States should become involved?