Monday, December 16, 2013

Syrian Refugees Flee to Bulgaria

Syrian refugees have fled to Bulgaria, Europe's poorest country. Thousands of refugees have come into these camps, meant for only 400. The camps do not have electricity or hot water. The camp commandant, Pepy Dzurenov claimed, "The camp was full to capacity, but when a family with five to ten children arrive at midnight, they don't have anywhere to sleep, I'm forced to do the impossible and find room for them."  Many Syrian refugees want to go back to their homeland, but after paying 300 Euros to smugglers to cross into Bulgaria from Turkey, it has become impossible. Turkey has already taken in 500,000 refugees while Bulgaria has only taken 5,000. With Bulgarians already feeling overwhelmed, they have begun to protest which has led to racial violence.

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