As the deal between the European Union(EU) and Turkey to address the migrant crisis on Europe's borders take effect today, unanswered questions still remain as to how the EU will actually handle the aspects of deporting or settling Europe's new people.
Yet, as the bilateral agreement takes effect to deport "irregular" migrants to Turkey and to settle Syrian war asylum seekers in the EU, what immediate relief could be brought to the migrants of the fields of Europe?
Despite calls from the Greek government and from the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the migrants to enter better equipped government run shelters and to come in out of the fields, how many will actually trust that their claims for asylum will be accorded due process in search of solace in Europe? How many fear becoming trapped in a shelter? Will the non-Syrians be willing to leave the fields?
Whatever transpires from here, the unsanitary conditions under which many migrants are surviving in the fields of Europe, cannot be sustained as a disease-free environment for very much longer. The public health of the citizenry and migrants could soon pay a high price.
Therefore, as more migrants continue to stream into Greece at a much higher rate than EU logistical migrant personnel, full consideration and relief should be granted to the migrants of the fields of Europe.