The Syrian Civil War, also known as the Syrian Revolution, is an ongoing armed conflict taking place in Syria. The unrest began in the early spring of 2011 within the context of Arab Spring protests, with nationwide protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s government, whose forces responded with violent crackdowns.
The armed opposition consists of various groups that were formed during the course of the conflict, primarily the Free Syrian Army, which was the first to take up arms in 2011, and the Islamic Front formed in 2013. In 2013, Hezbollah entered the war in support of the Syrian army. In the east, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a jihadist militant group originating from Iraq, made rapid military gains in both Syria and Iraq, eventually conflicting with the other rebels. By July 2014, ISIL controlled a third of Syria’s territory and most of its oil and gas production, thus establishing itself as the major opposition force.
Above mentioned war has also big influence on the ongoing economic crises in Europe. European Union is trying to solve its economic problems using very restrictive economic measures in its member states but economic problems are still on the surface.
Huge number of refugees who are travelling through Balkan region in order to find better and human conditions for life are the new problem of European states. Syrian refugees want to start their new life in European Union states which will allow them peaceful and sustainable future.
Currently, European Union with very serious economic problems, has no alternatives and strategies how to deal with new refugee problem. There is no cooperation between European states on this question, and, also, they are not able to face with it.
Syrian refugees are travelling to European states through region of Western Balkan. Serbia and Macedonia, as a transit states, also have huge problems in this area. They are trying to find acceptable solution, and in cooperation with European Union they are working on it.
This kind of question is not isolated problem for only several states, but open question for whole European continent. Because of that, we, participants of NaisMUN conference, will try through fruitful debates and discussions, to find solution that will allow better conditions for above mentioned people and, also, sustainable economic treatments for vulnerable state.
We will try to answer the question how to deal with economic crisis and refugees in this conditions and how to create strategies acceptable for all interested sides.