Syrian Refugees

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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 …show more content…
This fear is based off of many factors, one of which is the natural instinct “to draw clear lines between people who are like us and people who are not ("Why People Fear Refugees?"),” when feeling threatened. When someone looks, acts, or has different interests than us, we tend to focus on those differences. This idea of us versus them that comes from distinguishing our differences, is what makes it hard for people to accept Syrian refugees. Events, such as the terrorist attack in Paris or the San Bernardino shooting, contribute to the fear. Even though it was found that the perpetrators in the Paris attacks were not actually refugees, this horrible event still reflects negatively on them. Talk from political leaders on how they can not be sure a member of ISIS is not hiding along with the refugees is another factor. This plays with the uncertainty people already have towards refugees causing them to become even more worried; by just speculating a threat on people 's lives, they begin to worry and fear. While it is understandable that people are scared or, even angry (about suicide bombings, terrorist-related incidents, innocents dying, etc.), the actions of people from the same area should not cloud our judgement and minds. If put to good use, our minds can solve this tragedy, once and for all. Regardless of these emotions, we need to think …show more content…
With nations around the world coming together, they need to work together to assist the desperate and unfortunate refugees. As a matter of fact, countries should halt the bombing of Syria for the time being, so as to get the refugees out of harm’s way, both from airstrikes and ISIS threats. The refugees, and all those innocent people that are affected by this Civil War, are the number one priority countries should have when entering Syrian soil, seas, and skies; ISIS should stay at number two. The government problem, that America and Russia are fighting over, should be discussed after the Syrian Civil War and after ISIS’s destruction. All three of these issues shouldn’t be tackled at once, each needs its own experts and the mixing can restrain flexibility and effectiveness. The following should be the sequence of action in Syria: all countries should agree to help out refugees and displaced refugees in Syria , then take down ISIS, and later solve the government

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