Syrian Refugees and Saudi Arabia
By: Sydney Rebelsky
This map shows where Saudi Arabia is located in Asia and the size of it. This is important to know where Saudi Arabia is and how far away it is from Syria.
This map shows the different location of landforms like, mountains, planes, and different elevations.
This picture shows what the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, looks like.
Saudi Arabia Demographics
Population: 31.6 million people
Distribution: 17,407 males - 12,490 females
Population density: 13 people per sq. km
Average age: 27
Age distribution: 30% is 15 or younger - 3% is 65 or older.
Current wealth (GDP): $648.971 billion
Per capita GDP: $20,677
Current job market: 90% of export earnings come from the oil industry. A large percent of the country works in the oil industry.
Unemployment rate: >15 5.7%
How Many Syrian Refugees can Saudi Arabia Take?
The culture of Syria and Saudi Arabia are pretty similar. They both Arabic as their main launguage. It would be an easier adjustment for the Syrians to relocate to Saudi Arabia. Both have the same national religion as well, Islam. The impact on the population would make the younger side even more populous. The ratio for age distribution is already at 30%-3%. However, I think that Saudi Arabia would still be a good place to have the Syrian refugees.
The number of refugees that the UN should send to Saudi Arabia is 1 Million. I feel that it would be an easy adjustment for the Syrians for all of the reasons mentioned. Also, it would take a lot less to get the refugees there because a boat is not needed to get the refugees there. Although it would be a long journey to get all the way to Saudi Arabia, it is manageable. Although 1 million younger people would impact the population, as long as Saudi Arabia has a little time to prepare, the refugees are able to come here. These people need to get out of their country. Their lives are being threatened and I think a lot of places, including Saudi Arabia can spring to take in some of them.
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