April 22, 2017 Everybody is building them. Turkey, Israel, Hungary, Mexico is becoming a wall to Central America, Austria, Bulgaria, and more are currently building or planning further walls. In fact Mexico even deported close to 175,000 Central Americans back to their home countries in 2015, a fact that most people in the US are completely unaware of. Currently, Israel is close to completing a Border Wall to stop ISIS infiltrators from crossing from Jordan. Turkey just completed a border wall with Syria that is 556 Kilometers long. Hungary has built a border fence with barb wire to keep out the mass migration that Europe is currently experiencing. But if that was not enough, Hungary is building a second fence. The total number of Border walls around the world has increased from roughly less than 20 in 2000 to 70 by 2015. Much of the border walls being built in Europe are a response to the 2015 invasion of Europe, were close to a million refugees just walked across the border into Europe. There are also large border walls that some people probably weren’t even aware that existed, like India’s 2,700 Kilometer fence around Bangladesh. And France’s 1 km wall to block migrants from the Calais Crisis Camp from crossing the channel to UK. Is this trend slowing down or speeding up? Well according to the UN there are close to 63 million displaced people and 21 million refugees around the world. Currently, the global population is 7.5 billion people and is expected to reach 11 billion by the end of the century even with a shrinking growth rate. And you cannot count on China for reducing it because they changed their one child per family policy to a 2 child family policy. With the Sunni and Shia global war casting a shadow over the world, Tensions between Russia and US increasing, North Korea on the verge of a catastrophic human disaster, South America’s courting economic collapse (Brazil and Venezuela), and Pakistan and India facing each other with their fingers on the nuclear trigger, what could go wrong? All the world leaders are building walls because they are afraid and they see the writing in the sand. But lets take a closer look at what is happening in Syria and Iraq.
So, in the light of what is happening globally how should global leaders proceed forth? Can we count on global stability for the forthcoming years? And what is the responsibility of Europe to the Syrians Refugees considering Saudi Arabia has 100,000 air conditioned tents built on the border sitting empty, which could house up to 3 million people. And before we make any rash decisions on border walls for or against. Can we depend on economic, climatic, and political stability to protect our borders? Before we make any decisions about what is right or wrong and how should we proceed forth, lets watch this video below.
Lets rewind back to 2015 and watch a short clip on the Europe Refugee Crisis below. Though many of the suffering people of the world do need attention. Was it wise to let so many into the country as Europe did in 2015 and continues to do at such a quick pace, could resources be better used trying to help people improve their own countries. And if major political, economic, and climatic destabilize was to deteriorate or overwhelm or current response capabilities do we have a sufficient plan for our borders?