The Syrian Civil War has had a profound effect of all Syrians as well as neighbouring countries and the international community. With more than 11 million homeless Syrians comes consequences beyond what most of the world population has ever experienced or anticipated. Of the displaced, almost 5 million are refugees outside Syria and around 6 million have been displaced inside Syria, with half of all displaced Syrians being children. The main causes of displacement amongst the population is the violence committed by all sides of the war, and which often targets civilians or centres of high civilian activity (such as markets, hospitals, schools, workplaces or high density residential areas). One main group heavily affected by the conflict
A refugee is defined as an individual who has been forced to leave their country due to political or religious reasons, or due to threat of war or violence. There were 19.5 million refugees worldwide at the end of 2014, 14.4 million under the mandate of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), around 2.9 million more than in 2013. The other 5.1 million Palestinian refugees are registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). With the displacement of so many people, it is difficult to find countries willing to accept all the refugees. There are over 125 different countries that currently host refugees, and with this commitment comes the responsibility of ensuring these refugees have access to
Today we watch the world rage in war, bathe in chaos, and live in destruction. Where there is war families are being torn apart. Children watch family members be killed in front of them and many homes are destroyed. They are forced to leave their country and seek refuge in
Yu-Hsuan Kuo (Nina) ESLG0214 12754 High-Intermediate Core Structure & Communication SEC G01 Fall 2015 Semester Undergrad Specialty Semester Professor Mary Boehmer Argument Essay Final Draft Dec. 3rd 2015 We Should Accept Syrian Refugees in America The issue of whether or not allowing the Syrian refugees continue to enter the United States have became a popular issue after the terrorist attack in Paris on November 13th. In my opinion, I think U.S should still remain allowing the Syrian refugees to start a new life in America. Following two reasons can best explain my point of view.
McAdam, Jane. “Professor Jane McAdam-Australian Refugee Policies.” YouTube, uploaded by UNSWTV, 23 Mar 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_92Yfstlc0&feature= youtu.be. In the video “Professor Jane McAdam-Australian Refugee Policies”, Jane McAdam, the Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University
In the President’s hometown of Syria is engulfed in a civil war and a refugee crisis that now threatens the West. After fifteen years of wars in the Middle East, after trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives lost, the situation is worse than it has ever been before.
First, the refugees need humanitarian support. Due to US’s distant location from the rest of the world, the US have done relatively little compared to other countries in both this issue and the past to provide support. For example, during World War II, we refused to settle Jews escaping persecution. Whereas, Turkey accepted 2 million Syrian refugees, Lebanon 1 million, Germany planning to resettle 800,000, and France taking 30000. Also, if the US were to turn them away, they will be coerced to return home where they will be viewed as traitors and face great peril from the terrorists. They are the victims of terrorism so therefore we have the moral obligation to help them.
In conclusion, the refugee crisis is a real problem that needs to be solved. Even though the crisis continues to rise, the governments need to find a way to help the refugees. The United States and Europe should not be the only ones giving aid. The Syrian government should also change their beliefs and help their own
CHRISTINA BERNIER 1 Syrian Refugee Crisis Christina Bernier Our Lady of Mount Carmel S.S CHRISTINA BERNIER 2 It is all the more important to think about refugees as more than just helpless people who will drain the resources of new countries but as hard-working and skilled people with unique cultures who want to thrive in new lands until they can return home. The Syrian civil war is going into its sixth year. With over 4.8 million externally displaced, the Syrian Refugee Crisis is becoming a massive international
Currently, Syria is in the middle of a civil war. Many innocent civilians are being bombed on and shot at by their own government. They are fleeing their homes in hopes of a safe future. But because of fearmongering, many of these people are turned away at the gates of countries that can support them and provide a safe future for their children.
The Syrian refugee crisis has received massive media coverage. People around the world are trying to comprehend the desperate, complicated situation surrounding Syria. The civil war in Syria is the worst crisis in our time. Syrians upset at the fact that long promised reforms have not been enacted, began anti-government demonstrations which started the civil war in 2011. The peaceful protests turned ugly, with the government violently putting an end to those protests. Afterward, ordinary citizens took arms, causing the situation to escalate. Syrians are fleeing their homes because of the great violence, which have left thousands dead and millions wounded, a collapsed infrastructure, resulting in a shattered economy, and for the safety of the children. Syrians are either streaming to surrounding countries or risking their lives to travel to Europe.
1. Research background: The waves of refugee from Syria to Europe begun after the outbreak Civil War in Syria. On March of 2011, protests appeared in the southern city of Deraa after police arrested and tortured some teenagers who illegally painted revolutionary slogans on a school wall. But the peaceful
Since 2011, Syria has been engaged in a Civil War with protestors against the government and members of the extremist group ISIS, and approximately 7.6 million people have been displaced from their homes (usnews.com 2015). As the conflict destroys more homes and livelihoods each year, an increasing number of civilians have been forced to leave Syria and try to find safety elsewhere. Already a contentious issue, the Syrian refugee crisis has awakened tensions, both economic and social as debate erupts over what to do with the refugees.In response to the crisis, while some countries like Germany have pledged to help the refugees, (New Statesman 2015 1) only 2,340 have been admitted. Clearly, more needs to be done in order to help the refugees. Although there are economic and population concerns to be considered, the humanitarian conflict that faces the refugees and solutions already available are reason enough for Europe to increase the numbers of Syrian refugees allowed in.
In “Regulating Human Rights: International Organizations, Flexible Standards, and International Refugee Law,” Jill Goldenziel discusses possible solutions in further improving how refugees are currently handled. Currently there are international laws and treaties which enforce numerous details. This includes who can qualify as a refugee, how they can legally become considered a refugee, and which rights they will obtain after they pass all the hoops and ladders and “gain” their refugee status. All of these laws, treaties, and proceedings are typically handled by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). The UNHCR essentially acts as a middle man between these laws and the countries who fund them (i.e. the U.S., E.U., etc.) and those countries who infringe upon human rights (Goldenziel 453-92).
4. From here on, Syria’s civil war as of 2017 has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population which is more than 11 million people have been killed or forced to flee their homes. Families are struggling to survive inside Syria, or make a new home in neighboring countries. Others are risking their lives on the way to Europe, hoping to find acceptance and opportunity. Harsh winters and hot summers make life as a refugee even more difficult. At times, the effects of the conflict can seem overwhelming, however these refugees have no other option but to keep going. It is believed that most of these refugees are now living in Jordan and fleeing across the border into Turkey where they make their way up to Greece.