The Syrian refugee crisis in Europe is troubling and can be difficult to grasp. Millions of refugees are taking dangerous journeys to find safety in Europe. How did the crisis start, and what is being done about it? It’s complex and can take a lot of time to research, but we’ll help you get an idea of what’s going on. Here are 6 short videos to help you understand the situation.
This is by no means a full nor in-depth explanation. But for those who are just catching soundbites on the news and don’t really get the background of why all this is happening, this will help. If you care about something, take the time to understand it. I’ve curated a few short videos, each less than 5 minutes, that briefly explain different parts of the crisis.If you care about something, take the time to understand it. Click To Tweet
Hopefully it’s a starting point for conversation and further research.
What is the Conflict in Syria All About?
This video gives fast, brief, whirlwind background of how the conflict in Syria started.
What is Bashar Al-Assad Doing in Syria?
This videos centers on Bashar Al-Assad, the dictator in Syria and his role in the conflict.
What Happened to Syrians Caught in the Conflict?
This video tracks the plight of Syrian citizens caught in the conflict and where they’re headed.
What is the European Union’s Role in the Migrant Crisis?
This video details the response of the European Union to the large influx of Syrian refugees.
Why Are Refugees Headed to Germany?
This video talks about why most refugees are headed to Germany.
Why Aren’t the Arab Countries Around Syria Taking in Refugees?
This video explores why Arab countries nearby Syria aren’t taking in any refugees.
Hopefully that provides enough of a background to understand all the news reports coming in about the situation.
So how can you help refugees in crisis? By donating to credible organizations that do important work to bring relief, development, and advocacy. You can find 5 organizations and donate or get involved here.
Do you have any other questions about the crisis that you don’t understand? Ask us in the comments!