Syrian And The Syrian Refugee Crisis

1953 Words Dec 6th, 2016 8 Pages
Since the beginning of the Syrian war in 2011, The Western world is witnessing the largest forced migration of peoples since World War II, about 2.7 million Syrians have fled the country and settled in the neighboring states, including Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and Egypt. Currently, there are approximately 4 million Syrian refugees registered in the region. The Syrian refugee crisis has brought tremendous challenges to the region. If the Syrian refugee crisis is not treated as global problem then we cannot expect other countries to do the same and maintain their generosity as they have now since the crisis has occurred.
The movement of Syrian refugees began with the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Bahrain. The Arab Spring uprisings was a revolutionary wave that sparked protests, civil wars and riots in countries that are apart of the “Arab Nation” (A group of 22 Arabic-speaking countries). It is widely believed that the Arab Spring uprisings was due to people being dissatisfied with the ruling of local governments. Syria was one of the country involved in these revolts which called in the action of the Syrian army. The battle between the protesters and the army descended into a civil war that still goes on today and is the main reason why Syrian refugees are fleeing their home and searching for asylum somewhere else. In 2016, the United Nations (UN) identified 13.5 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance, of which more than 6…

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