Earlier in the week, Government officials from ten major Countries in the European Union met in Brussels, Belgium, to vote and discuss on the ever increasing Refugee disaster of the Syrian war.
The EU, fearing the Refugee crisis might become an unprecedented humanitarian disaster that could potentially threaten the entire continent of Europe, decided immediate action was required during this critical period.
The emergency meeting was called so the member states could vote on the proposed ‘War victim’s relocation program’ one month ahead of schedule. The ‘War victim’s relocation program’, or WVRP, is the proposal of a planned relocation of Syrian and/or Iraqi refugees into certain European countries.
France was initially suggested as the Country of relocation, as the southern French coastline is said to be very similar in climate and appearance to the middle-east, and would make the best new home for the millions of refugees.
The voting commenced at midday, and only 30 minutes later a verdict was reached. The vote was split 9-1, with France being the only Country to vote against the program.
The first 1 million refugees will be set to pass through the French border by the end of March, with the final 2 million following shortly after.
“We will relocate the entire population of Iraq and Syria into France if we must,” Angela Merkel is reported to have said before the vote took place.
Already, plans for villages with Middle Eastern layouts and designs are being drawn up to house the victims of the war.
“It is incredibly important that we try to make these refugees feel as comfortable as we can. France has a very different way of life, and we must change certain aspects of the French culture in order to accommodate the Refugees,” David Cameron remarked while departing his residence in London.
According to European Union guidelines, the new Refugee villages will become semi-autonomous regions, and as such will not be required to adhere to certain facets of French law. All aspects of daily living (for example; law enforcement, courts, sanitation, education, etc) will be handled internally by the Refugees themselves.
There are even rumors flying around about a potential change to the French flag to truly represent the new demographic shift within the Country.
For the 3 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees who were lucky enough to have already made the cut, this is surely an exciting time. A new home awaits them in France.