The Conflict Of Syria 's Civil War Essay

1253 Words Feb 5th, 2016 6 Pages
Syria’s Civil War has created one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 21st century. What started as peaceful anti-government protests in early 2011 has escalated into a full-scale civil war. Half of the country’s population—more than 11 million people—have been killed or forced to flee their homes as a result (Asare, Patrick, Gritten, Offer, & Rodgers). As forces loyal to Syrian ruling Dictator Bashar al-Assad, those opposed to his regime, and jihadist militants from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) clash, innocent civilians impacted by the war are scrambling to find sanctuary. Majority of Syrian civilians lost their livelihoods and economic opportunities, due to the devastation of war and the resulting destruction. This has forced many Syrians of all socioeconomic classes to flee their country, not only in search of not only simple safety, security, and stability, but also for want of economic, educational, and job opportunities. As the refugees are not a homogenous population of uneducated asylum seekers, migration out of the country, compounded with disasters from the Syrian Civil War, have ruined prospective financial developments within the country. These economic issues have caused Syrian currency to depreciate to historical lows (Butter). The recent crisis and the influx of the Syrian refugees escaping the Syrian Civil War impact all countries, including the United States. The United States Congress has passed a bill that, as of January 2016, will…

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