Civil Unrest in Syria in Mid-March 2011 Essay examples

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The violent civil unrest that broke out in Syria in mid-March 2011 continued to expand and increasingly impacted civilians throughout 2012. Syrians and migrant workers alike have been affected by the armed conflict, causing a critically large number of people to be forcibly displaced from their homes and to seek protection in other regions and neighboring countries. The level of security risk, lack of basic resources and quality of available information are factors that continue to determine when and where Syrian nationals and migrants decide to move. Most of the affected populations have been internally displaced prior to being forced to move across borders into safer zones in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Shelter, food, water and …show more content…

In addition, at the beginning of the conflict IOM estimated that there were between 120,000 and 150,000 migrant workers in Syria, of which some 15,000 would need evacuation assistance. Finally, an escalation of violence has meant that previously stable Palestinian settlements in the region have recently come under attack. This has triggered additional and concurrent displacements, resulting in nearly 360,000 Palestinians, as well as 94,000 Iraqi and other refugees, also being in need of humanitarian support, according to recent assessments. Fluctuating security and access conditions have resulted in many displaced persons remaining in precarious secondary displacement conditions; many of the internally displaced are documented as already on their third or fourth relocation. Such extreme instability has called for a continuous reassessment and evaluation of the critical needs of those displaced nationals and migrants and the appropriate humanitarian response. The need for emergency migration management services, including life-saving evacuation of migrant workers in Syria and its neighboring states, are expected to continue. This revised appeal highlights IOM’s emergency humanitarian assistance that is anticipated to be delivered in Syria and its neighboring countries (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey) between January and June 2013. IOM has worked closely with partners and authorities in

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