Syrian Refugees Crisis

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Although there has always been tension between Syrians and their government, the tension officially erupted on March 2011 with the punishment of revolutionary teenagers. This marked the end of peaceful protests as consequences for rebelling against the government became more severe. Since then, the conflict has escalated, leading to a loss of more than 300,000 lives and the displacement of six million people throughout Middle Eastern countries. While financial aid for Syrian refugees has increased over the past decade, the rate of refugees continues to grow at a faster pace. Due to the number of refusal to help refugees, the image United States has amongst other countries has deeply suffered. “The US has the rare opportunity to nurture a generation …show more content…
Currently, this bureau is working with volunteers to provide mostly food and financial aid to Syrian refugees. While President Obama committed to allowing 10,000 refugees into the country, the amount of refugees taken in does not even equate to one percent of the population. “Since 2012, the US has accepted 2,174 Syrian refugees – roughly 0.0007% of America’s total population.” The role of members in the Foreign Service is to collaborate with other organization globally, facilitating projects, ensure maximum efficiency. While the USAID and the state department has provided millions of dollars worth of humanitarian funding, this has not been enough to support the millions of Syrians displaced amongst Middle Eastern …show more content…
While much food aid has been provided to Syrian refugees, education is limited. While food is a necessity for survival, providing education for refugees will help their situation in the long run. “Syrian children -the nation’s hope for a better future- have lost loved ones, suffered injuries, missed years of schooling, and witnessed violence and brutality.” When young refugees fled from the country, their hopes of a brighter future replaced with a traumatized memory. For them not only survive, but to thrive, they need to be provided with opportunities for learning. In doing so, the United States would not only be giving them a chance to improve their living conditions, but also a chance to support their families and friends. The US foreign service can start by providing jobs in the fields of education for Syrians. Not only would this provide job opportunities for refugees, but this would also help Syria’s younger generation by teaching them necessary skills for survival. By reshaping their future, the US is investing on the possibility that they may one reshape

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