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The number of migrants arriving on the Greek islands near Turkey has surged to about 7,000 a day in the past week, migration experts working there say.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the average in late September was 4,500 a day.
Fears of worsening weather may account for the surge, the IOM says.
The EU's migrant relocation scheme got under way on Friday when 20 Eritreans left Italy on a flight to Sweden. Some EU member states object to the scheme.
Meanwhile, Turkey has voiced concern about the potential for even more Syrian migrants arriving at its border because of Russian air strikes in Syria
That's true, I read Greece would only get a few hundred refugees. They are just using Greece and border countries as a layover. It still however is taxing on their already fragile economic systems.
originally posted by: stormcell
The EU leaders can't really do anything because everyone is trying to minimize the problem for their own country.
For the border countries (Greece, Italy, Spain), the solution is that the migrants get moved to whatever other country they want to go to (Germany, UK, Sweden). For those other countries, the solution is that the migrants should stay in the border countries.
All the other countries inbetween can only either put up fences, bus the migrants across to where they want to go or offer money to the border countries to build their own fences.
originally posted by: anxiouswens
I don't understand this concept of sending quotas to different countries either and sharing them out. How is this going to work. If migrants don't want to go to a Country (a lot have said they won't be happy leaving Germany and would rather go back if need be) how is that Country going to force them to stay there? The big elephant in the room as well and what nobody wants to talk about is what is going to happen when Germany start handing out papers which will then let these people go wherever they want in Europe (i.e. UK) and there will be nothing we can do about it.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
I can't imagine the fear and disgust of the people who live on these islands. Their quiet seaside lives thrown into absolute chaos by hordes of Middle Eastern men landing on their shores. Who knows what kind of criminals and terrorists are in these groups? Random chance ensures that will be at least a few dozen mixed in.
Were I a Greek islander I think I just might go over the edge.
Frankly, I'm surprised there hasn't been any kind of attack on these invaders.
Instead they are greeted with bottled water and sandwiches along with pamphlets telling them in Arabic how to get to Germany for all the freebies Merkel apparently thinks these men deserve.
The people of Germany are insane to go along with this plan for their own extinction.