Essay on Background Of The Refugee Crisis

1427 Words Oct 27th, 2016 6 Pages
11.3 million people have been displaced by the civil war in Syria and, despite a lack of coverage recently in the media, the number is only growing (World Vision). When asked, people guessed the number of refugees to be in the thousands and one even responded “is that still going on?” (Mason). We, as people of the world, should help out the refugees by all able-countries working together to assist diplomatically, socially, and economically. In addition, informing the masses about this ongoing problem could bring more people to help them. We are writing this paper to give assistance, guidance, and reasons to help the refugees; especially for the people that are having mixed feelings about whether or not to help them. The structure of this essay will be as follows: background of the refugee crisis, solutions that, if applied, can help the refugees, and a conclusion to sum things up. With a little action plan plan for countries and people. This humanitarian crisis wasn’t just created overnight. It has been building for the last five years. In March of 2011, Syrian government security forces shot peaceful protesters in Deraa which sparked the first of many uprisings that would later spiral into a full blown civil war. Since that event, the Syrian government has committed numerous violations of international law: from the use of chemical weapons to bombing homes and cities. “These atrocities have led to over 250,000 casualties, 100,000 of which were civilians, and have left…

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