Syrian Refugee Crisis
Who Are the Syrian Refugees?
- Population: 199 million
- Population Distribution: 939/ square kilometer
- Average Age: 22.6
- Age Distribution:
0-14 years: 32.65% (male: 33,396,847/ female: 31,611,641)
15-24 years: 21.44% (male: 22,016,207/ female: 20,673,562)
25-54 years: 36.28% (male: 37,526,930/ female: 34,701,271)
55-64: 5.28% (male: 5,254,347/ female: 5,253,526)
65 years and over: 4.35% (male: 4,036,727/ female: 4,614,789) (CIA, 2015)
Pakistan Job Market
Transporting Syrian Refugees To Pakistan
Would Pakistan Be A Good Place For Refugees?
The main language of Pakistan is Punjabi and the main religion is Muslim. The religion wouldn't be a burden since most of the Syrian refugees are branched off the Islamic religions, but there would be a language and ethnic barrier since the refugees' main language is Arab and they are mostly Arabic whereas Pakistan is mainly of Punjabi decent. The ethnic and language barriers alone would strike controversy in the people of Pakistan towards the acceptance of the refugees just because they are a very culturally center group of people.
The young age of the refugees would be very similar to the young age of Pakistanis. The average age in Pakistan is 22.6 and if anything, the average age would be younger if they were accepting the refugees just because of the number of younger refugees there are. It would neither aid or harm the people of Pakistan if the younger refugees were to flee to their country just because the country is already relatively young in age.
Realistically, no Pakistan would not be a suitable place for refugees. The population is relatively high for a smaller country, but there are jobs for those you don't necessarily get an education. The unemployment rate is 7.7% so there would be job opening for new comers but, since they are not welcomed in the country of Pakistan with open arms, going there would not be an option for the Syrian refugees even though it is very close and viable place for sanctuary (CIA, 2015).
The country of Pakistan would like to grant no refugees the option of coming into their country. They do not want the new comers.
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