Syrian Civil War Analysis

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The Syrian civil war started six years ago, causing a lot of destruction and misery, and unfortunately it still continues with no sign of any tangible solution. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed, homes were destroyed , families were separated, and many cities were pulverized. According to World Vision (2014) 13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance due to the violent civil war. Over 6.5 million Syrians have been left homeless looking for safety and peace in different cities. In addition to the 4.8 million Syrian refugees who left their country and moved to other close countries seeking protection, health care, and shelter for themselves and their families ("Syria refugee crisis FAQ: What you need to know", para.…show more content…
Twelve thousand children, thirty thousand women, and over three hundred thousand men, all were civilians who had nothing to do with the war. Families were separated, women were widowed, children became orphans, and men saw their own children dead in front of them, and their only fault was refusing to flee away in order to live in their own country. Seeking asylum was one of the most challenging things Syrians have faced. One of the most well known stories that quickly became trending all over the news and social media, was the story of Alan the kid who drowned with his mother and brother while travelling illegally from Syria to Turkey whose body was found on the beach the next day. Many similar incidents happened to the Syrians who were looking for a safe place. Despite all those sad stories and unfortunate deaths. Many countries refused Syrian refugees and considered them as a threat to the safety of their community, yet few countries did accept them and welcomed them into the camps. According to Amnesty International (2016) today there are over 4.5 million Syrian refugees located in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. Turkey now hosts 2.5 million refugees from Syria, which is the world’s largest community of Syrians displaced by the ongoing conflict in their country. Lebanon hosts about 1.1 million refugees from Syria which has a rate of one in five people in the country. Jordan hosts approximately 635,324 refugees, Iraq hosts 245,022 refugees, and finally Egypt hosts 117,658 refugees (para. 1). Although Turkey faced many challenges in housing the Syrian refugees, they were able to successfully help all the refugees, providing them with medical care, tents, camps, food, clothes, and even toys for the children.
Syrian refugees are not safe in the camps provided by the Arab
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