Syrian Civil War Is The Worst Humanitarian Crisis Of Our Time

1379 Words Jan 17th, 2016 6 Pages
Syria’s Civil War is by far the worst humanitarian crisis of our time ("Quick Facts: What You Need to Know about the Syria Crisis"). What started as anti-government protests escalated into a full-scale civil war. Half the country’s population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee their homes as a result of the Syrian Civil War(Asare, Patrick, Gritten, Offer, & Rodgers). As forces loyal to Dictator Bashar al-Assad, those opposed to his rule, and jihadist militants from ISIS clash, the innocent civilians impacted by the war are scrambling to find sanctuary. The recent crisis around the influx of the Syrian refugees escaping the Syrian Civil War impacts all countries, particularly the USA. The United States Congress has passed a bill that, as of January 2016, will permit 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States. Syria is extremely diverse in ethnic makeup, but relatively homogeneous in regards to socioeconomic status, majority of Syrians lacking equal access to economic opportunity. In fact, the Syrian Civil War has caused several issues that have ruined prospective financial developments. As a result, the Syrian pound has depreciated to the lowest it has ever been (Butter). By coming to the USA, Syrian refugees can find several opportunities where they otherwise would have been threatened or marginalized. Although the number of Syrian refugees coming into the USA is relatively small, they are helpful to the American economy, bringing important…

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