Essay About Refugees

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Every year, the lives of millions are completely torn apart due to various forms of crisis, as they are forced to leave their countries due to conflicts, or for religious and political reasons. These people are known as refugees. A refugee is “someone who has been forced to leave a country because of war or for religious or political reasons”- as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. All refugees are forced to leave their homes and countries for the sake of their own lives. They risk their lives to fight through dangerous, tiring, and sometimes even illegal paths in hopes that it will lead them to safer neighboring countries or to Europe, and eventually to a much safer and improved life. These refugees seek sanctuary in different countries, and despite the high possibility of being denied, apply for asylum: “The right to be recognized as a…show more content…
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. We must realize that right now, we are writing history. We mustn’t make future generations ashamed when they look at the past and realize how their country turned their backs to the people in need. In the end, we are just one species. It is only right to help the people in need, seeing that we are capable of doing

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