Syria is a country located in the middle-east, and is the main source of refugees that are spreading across the world today. I’ve done a lot of research over the past few weeks over the Syrian refugee crisis. I’ve found the Al-Assad family has led Syria for over 46 years. Hafiz Al-Assad led from 1971-2000, and then Bashar Al-Assad from 2000 to present day. I also discovered that in 2011 many neighboring Middle Eastern countries had revolutions, over throwing their ruthless dictatorships. The Assad’s during this time refused to step down from their place as rulers of Syria, thus creating a civil war.
Among this civil war was different ethnicities and religious groups fighting each other to get right to lead. ISIS who is a Muslim extremist group, used the chaos to enter the country and try to take over in power. Very quickly it became one of the largest Muslim extremist groups in the Middle East. ISIS is notorious for using all types of tactics to win this war. Such as bombing runs on citizen, mass executions, chemical weapons, and torture on a large scale. The goal of ISIS is to create a unified, Muslim territory in order to enforce its extremist beliefs
During this war between the current governments, the rebels, and ISIS, the citizens were trapped. With nowhere to go and people being killed left and right they had two choices. Stay and hope that it would end soon, but most likely end up dying in the process, or flee the country. Almost 1/3 of the Syrian population have been displaced from their homes in the country. Meaning that their homes where either destroyed, or it became too dangerous thus forcing them to move. Also over four million Syrian people have fled the country, most of these being woman and child...
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...se people, the same can be said for the western world. The United Kingdom however is only accepting twenty thousand refugees over the next five years, and the United States only ten thousand.
Things with the refugees are slowly getting better, but not as fast as they need to. We don’t want to be looked at as a world where we just ignored and downright refused to save people’s lives. Sure there are some downsides to this situation, such as terrorists hidden amongst the refugees. But none of that is as important as saving a mother and child from a bullet to the head, dying of a disease, or missile shrapnel tearing them apart.
We not as a country, but as a united world, need to take this threat of these people head on. We as a world need to save these people’s lives, restore peace, and restore their homes. We need to end the selfishness, and self-egotism before it’s
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