Syrian Government And The Syrian Crisis Essay

1314 Words Nov 22nd, 2015 6 Pages
Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, The Syrian Government has been judged as failing in its obligations to protect its people. Uprising and civil unrest have resulted in widespread displacement of refugees both within and outside of Syria, with the largest number of refugees coming from regions where the greatest violence has occurred. Following a dramatic increase in 2013, the number of internally displaced populations has continued to grow with many refugees having moved multiple times because a single move has not protected them as battle lines constantly change. In addition, the flow of refugees into neighboring countries is substantial and threatens to escalate tensions elsewhere in the region. The UN Refugee Agency’s annual report indicates that over 38 million out of 59.5 million internally displaced persons have fled to foreign countries due to conflict, violence, and human rights violations occurring from ongoing civil war in Syria (Coen, 2015). With the United States’ largest refugee resettlement program in the world, The Obama administration has pledged to increase the amount of Syrian refugees allowed admittance into the United States to 10,000 in 2015. This decision has resulted in intense debate over the years among local, national, and international governments. (Doocy, Lyles, Delbiso, Robinson, & IOCC/GOPA Study Team. 2015).
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