Causes Of The Syrian Civil War

939 Words 4 Pages
Middle Eastern Arab states are currently engulfed in complete chaos and violence. Political turmoil and sectarian violence swept the Arab world after the Arab Spring in 2011. There are civil wars, riots and protest, religious conflict and the ongoing genocide in Arab countries. Many people who follow current events are aware of the civil wars in Syria and Yemen or have a general idea of what’s going on, as it is all over TV and internet. When people grew tired of their failing dictators they began protest. Peaceful protesting soon became violent when government officials attempted to suppress it. This eventually led to a full scale civil war. Two years into the war, it became an international issue when countries such as the U.S. and Russia began taking sides in the Syrian conflict, while Saudi Arabia led military intervention in the civil war of Yemen. The civil wars are causing a massive refugee crisis in the Middle East. The displacement of these refugees is the biggest humanitarian crisis in modern history because a mass dislocation on this scale has not been seen since WWII.
The biggest humanitarian catastrophe of the 21st century is the Syrian Civil War
…show more content…
Two factions, along with their allies and supporters, are warring for the cause of creating a new government. There are groups such as the Human Right Watch that are documenting violations of humanitarian and human rights, including war crimes by both warring parties (Your Middle East). Organizations such as this one are pressuring for international legal consequences. The article titled, Amnesty Urges Arms Embargo in Yemen claims that both sides of the conflict will receive serious repercussions. It also says that, “Amnesty international is urging all states to ensure that no party to the conflict in Yemen is supplied -- either directly or indirectly […] with equipment or technology that would be used in the

Related Documents