Syrian refugees are citizens and permanent occupants of Syria who have fled or escaped the country since the onset of the Syrian Civil War in 2011 until today. The Syrian war is the most noticeably humanitarian emergency ever. Half of the nation's prewar population, which is more than 11 million individuals. The Syrian Civil war is a war between the long-serving government and those looking to change it. The Assad family have had the force in Syria following the time 1971.
The Syrian civil war has been going on since 2011 and has caused millions of people to flee their country and take refuge in places like Turkey, Germany, and Lebanon. Originally, an environment crisis occurred in 2007, a major drought that caused over a million people to migrate to the city from the countryside. This caused a major issue, poverty, which lead to an even greater issue, social unrest. The whole country became a riot. First it started with peaceful protests and then people began being killed.
More than five million men, women, children have now fled the Syria civil war, Islamic state and giving refugees a safe home is necessary. It is exactly what they really want now- a safe house. According to world leaders, 10 per cent of all Syria joined a meeting Geneva, but only half of the needed place have been available. More than 28,000 asylum seekers have reached Europe by sea this year – more than 23,000 to Italy and 4,000 to Greece. A record of more than 5,000 migrants drowned, suffocated or froze to death in the Mediterranean in 2016 and almost 1,000 have already died this
From my research article, it is evident that war and violence that is on-going in the Muslim countries such as Syria, contributed the most number of refugees as the numbers keep climbing every year. As long as violence and war does not end, the people will continue to flee the country. As it is stay and get killed or fleeing to neighbouring countries holding on to that glimpse of hope that they will survive safe and sound. Same goes to religion persecution. Human rights should be strongly practiced; law and order should be greatly enforced so that every citizen in the country is equal and practice the same amount of freedom.
In the UK James Cameron considers that his county has “a moral responsibility” to welcome the Syrian refugees, therefore, he has announced that they will accept 20.000 but just for a period of 5 year. Which in my opinion is a really short period of time, because after those years what will happen to all those refugees who won’t probably be able to go home again? I don’t really support or share Cameron’s government’s decisions, because they do not gave certainty and safety to those refugees in a long term. Germany has shown a great leadership and kindness in this situation, after announcing that they will embrace 800.000
Fleming uses statistics to describe how dangerous it is for refugees to cross the Mediterranean, Fleming stats, “ By August of that same year over 2000 refugees had already died trying to cross the Mediterranean.” By using this statistic Fleming tries to convey to the audience just how dangerous and deadly it can be for refugees who are trying to flee the war torn country of Syria. And that if they aren't killed by the fighting going on in their own county they are in just as much danger trying to flee their country. Fleming continues to use logos to appeal to her audience by stating that half of Syria's population which as of 2014 was at 22 million has been forced to relocate from their homes or flee the country altogether. Lastly Fleming uses statistics from the day Doah's boat was attacked and capsized to show just how tragic that trip was, Fleming stats, “ Only 11 out of the 500 people onboard that refugee boat survived.” With this statistics it really help to shed light on how desperate the situation is in Syria and how dangerous it is for Syrian refugees trying to flee their
Humanitarian situation in Yemen Yemen today is facing with the most humanitarian crisis in the world. Due to occurrence of numerous previous wars and ongoing war, the social, economic, and institutional collapse, an infrastructure is damaged and traditional livelihoods have been decimated. All aspects of life have been affected and no family has remained untouched. According to Humanitarian Response Plan of Yemen 2017, as of July 2017 estimated that 18.8 millions Yemenis- 69% of Yemen’s population needed some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance including 10.3 million people in acute need who require life-saving assistance immediately. Hostilities are increasingly taking place in populated cities, resulting in high casualties and
According to World Without Genocide, “over 480,000 people have been killed, and over 2.8 million people are displaced.”(1) These statistics show that not only have many people gotten killed but the genocide has caused 2.8 million people to abandon their home. The conflict in Darfur is clearly a genocide because it falls under the definition of genocide which includes killing or targeting a specific group of people because of racial or social difference. A quote from Human Rights Watch states how women have to face the genocide every day, “at least 221 women and girls were raped in Tabit over 36 hours…” (1) 221 women in 36 hours means about 6 women were raped an hour. The mass rape of women and girls in Darfur have lead to more people with AIDS and is clearly a method of genocidal torture towards women and girls. In the Darfur conflict, only Darfurian women are being raped therefore it falls under the category of “causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group”(Prevent genocide international, 1) which is one of the categories that classifies a genocide according to the United Nations.
This quote came from a 19-year-old south Sudanese girl. After fleeing her home due to the violence, she and thousands of others are trapped at camps where civilians are supposedly held “safely”. Men and women live in constant fear at these camps, knowing that at any moment, the army of the opposing ethnicity could at any time come and raid their camp and murder hundreds of people. “South Sudan’s civil war is supposed to be over. In April, after more than two years of conflict that killed tens of thousands of people, the opposition leader, Riek Machar, returned to Juba with nearly 1,400 troops to resume his post as the vice president to his wartime rival, President Salva Kiir.”(Fortin New York Times).
It can thus be argued, that a potential increase of refugees in a society could be dismissed and not regarded as part of their ‘normal life’, thereby, portraying it as a problem in need of solution. However, once again, this correspond to the notion of the social construction of refugees that the society