While global attention is focused on Syrian refugees, this article says other refugees such as Afghans are overlooked.
Global Crisis: Afghanistan's Europe-Bound Refugees
When it comes to seeking refuge, Afghans often get the short end of the stick in Europe.
By Benjamin David Baker
November 14, 2015
“War is hell,” goes the well-known axiom attributed to General William Tecumseh Sherman often mentioned in conjunction with his infamous “March to the Sea” in the twilight year of the American Civil War. Sherman knew what he was talking about: the Georgia Campaign destroyed much of the Confederacy’s infrastructure, but also caused severe hardship for the civilian population.
Although much in warfare was changed since Sherman’s time, war is still hell for civilians caught in it. Millions of refugees are fleeing conflict areas in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, searching for security and a better life for them and their children. Although most refugees end up sheltering either in or near their country of origin, over 750,000 are in or are believed to be trying to make their way to Europe this year.