Target: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
Goal: Honor refugee’s requests to continue to their desired destination and stop forcing them into camps.
Refugees who arrived in Hungary have stayed on board for several days in protest of Hungary’s attempt to bring the refugees to a camp instead of their desired final destination. Many of these people simply don’t want to be there and are trying to travel to Germany, and have heard many stories from past refugees that told of the grim conditions that awaited them in Hungary.
More that 4 million Syrians are fleeing from their country’s civil war and another 3 million people are escaping from ISIS’ merciless takeover in Iraq. This is without inclusion of refugees from struggling countries like Afghanistan and Entrea, and more of these traumatized families arrive in European countries by the busload every day.
These refugees are simply trying to start a new life in a place that isn’t hostile to their presence. If Hungary doesn’t want them or can’t handle them, the last thing the country should do is force them to stay. Tell the country of Hungary to fulfill these people’s requests and deliver them to the adjacent border of Germany as soon as possible.
Dear Prime Minister Orban,
The human migration issue has brought a great impact across Europe and the Middle East, and it has caused an abundance of both concern and tension among members of the United Nations due to the goods and housing that these thousands of refugees require. And while it is necessary and appreciated that you have been willing to take some of these people in both temporarily and permanently, it is not necessarily what all of these people want or what is best for them.
Many refugees have complained about the conditions of your camp and detention centers, stating that the area was cramped and necessities like food and water were scarce. Recently, thousands of refugees trying to pass through Hungary were stopped at a blockade for two days before being informed at the station that all service to Western Europe was cancelled “due to safety reasons until further notice.” Instead of giving them other options of travel, many of the refugees were forced into your camps.
You have already stated yourself that many of these refugees are “a German problem” because of that intended destination, so please allow these people to reach the final destination and home they were hoping for.
[Your Name Here]
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