The ultimate reason that was stated was violence, 320,000 people were killed which frightened the refugees. The mass flight of refugees will keeping growing when the war in Syria and Iraq keeps happening. In statistics, 4.6 million Syrians are refugees of which 6.6 million are moving out of Syria and half of them are children.”(World Vision Staff, April
Many people suffer from lack of jobs in Syria. According to Internatioanal Labaur Organazation, approximately over 100 million workers every year decide to leave country for finding higher salary job. The best example is Syria’s immigrants to Turkey. The civil war in Syria has plunged 80% of its people into poverty. Almost during the conflict 3 millions Syrians lost their jobs, which meant more than 12 million people lost their primary source of income, and unemployment surged from 14.9 in 2011 to 57.7 at the end of 2014.
Right now hundreds of refugees are fleeing the war ravaged country of Syria with nothing but what they can carry. The United States does have a responsibility to take in the refugees because we are the great “Melting Pot” of the world, we help those in need and we stop those who are harmful. We are not doing any of the refugees a favor by turning them away at our gates, those who argued so strongly against the deporting of illegal immigrants, this is just as bad because these people need our help. The war in Syria has caused people to leave everything they love, their home and their country to find somewhere safe. That safe place should be the U.S, our country is safe and large enough to support these people 's so why are we turning them away.
The Syrian refugees, like any other person in crisis, are just like any other human being. They are doctors, teachers, scientists and students, that now wake up to find their lives torn apart by tragic conflicts, leaving the desperate for hope. As Kenneth Roth (executive director of Human Rights Watch) states that: “Political leaders should not let the demagogues change the subject by fear mongering about asylum-seekers. Those moving toward Europe, though numerous, are manageable.” The Syrian refugee crisis isn’t a crisis if we don’t let it be one. Just until the conflicts in the Middle East settle down, these people will need a place to stay.
In a Gallup poll conducted, 63 percent of Americans said that immigration is a “good thing” for the country. But another poll conducted, found that 53 percent of Americans don’t want to accept any Syrian refugees. It shows that not only are the immigration offices stereotyping and producing the characteristics of these victims, but so are we. It was France who promised to take in 30,000 Syrian refugees after the Paris attacks ; it was America who implied ideals of hate and of fear towards these refugees after the Paris
The number of refugees has doubled since 1992 from 25 million to 40.3 million. Refugees are people who are forced to leave their home because of war, persecution, or natural disaster. Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Iran have a combined 9,379,400 refugees. Although many individuals believe that refugees are not beneficial to society, people should accept others from different walks of life because this country was founded on immigrants, they make communities safer, and refugee law are extremely successful when resettled. While a number of people think that there should be stricter laws on allowing immigration, people often forget that the United States of America is based on immigrant families.
As from the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 “ the Palestinian refugee issue is one of the most central and politically sensitive dimensions of the Israeli-Palestian conflict”. During the first Arab-Israeli war between 1947 and 1949 more than 750,000 Palestinians fled or were forced to leave their homes. Twenty years later during the Six Days War against its Arab neighbours, Israel occupied the last Palestinian territory, the West Bank and Gaza and with it forced an other 300,000 Palestinians to leave. These people fled to the neighbouring Arabic states of Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Iran. Today the Palestinian community is assumed to be the largest national group among refugees worldwide.
There is currently a massively unprecedented refugee crisis happening, with more displaced people across the world than has ever been recorded. Every minute, 20 people are being displaced due to conflict or mistreatment, and many of these refugees do not find a permanent home for decades. Australia is one of the countries that ratified the Refugees Convention in 1954, and refugees flock to find a home in this beautiful country. In the past financial year, 24,162 humanitarian arrivals took place in Australia, of which 133,000 were actually new to the country. This does not include the amount of people that tried to enter the country by boat, as Australia does not allow refuge the those who try to enter their state unofficially.
1.8 Literature Review 1.8.1 Introduction There have always been refugees. Wars, political upheavals, ethnic discrimination, religious strife, and a wide range of human rights abuses lead people to become refugees. Throughout the past century, there have been many peaks and troughs in the overall numbers of refugees and other displaced people in the world, with huge numbers during the two world wars and during the 1980s and 1990s according to Betts A. et al (2012). At the beginning of 2011 the office of UNHCR estimated there were 43.7 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. This section discusses two sub-sections in relation to the specific objectives or the independent variables.
Refugees There are thousands of refugees in the world today that are fleeing war and disasters. In order to better understand the lives of refugees people need to know what the definition is. People who are fleeing war and disasters can become refugees in order to save their lives. “The United Nations expanded the definition of refugees to include all victims” who are fleeing from war and disaster (“Refugee Definition”). People will flee to other parts of the world if they feel they are in danger of facing war or disaster.