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Time To Take Refugee Crisis Seriously

The term 'refugee' has constantly appeared in our newspapers , news , newsfeed of our social
medias these few years due to the constant fighting that has terrorised their region and home. Due
to this , they are desperately seeking for shelters and help from all of us . When I first got an
assignment from Ms eve to talk about any topic that we wish , refugees instantly came to my mind .
Because humankind has come to realise - quite painfully a few years ago - that the exodus from the
collapsed countries like Syria is not just the Middle East's problem , instead it's everyone's problem.
Why ? because it affects all of us too.
In almost four years of war, nearly half of Syria’s population of 23 million people has been
uprooted. Within Iraq itself, more than two million people have fled conflict unleashed by extremist
These refugees and displaced people have witnessed unspeakable brutality. Their children are out of
school, they are struggling to survive, and they are surrounded on all sides by violence.
If I were given a chance to visit the refugee camps in the Middle East or East Africa and so on , I
would love to sit down and hear their stories or to say something that will give them support and
some kind of thoughtful guidance that they could bring along in their life. I would like to stress out
something , refugees are just like us , with one crucial difference . We all live in safe countries with
doctors we can go to when we're hurt , police we can turn to when we're wronged and institutions to
protect us but they live in refugee camp or bombed out streets in areas where there is no law , no
protection and not even the hope of justice
While I was doing my research on refugees , I was left speechless. There were many stories that
have left me thinking about how they were able to have the courage to share their painful memories
let alone experiencing them at such a young age .
What do you say to a mother with tears streaming down her face who says her daughter is in the
hands of the Islamic State, or ISIS, and that she wishes she were there, too? Even if she had to be
raped and tortured, she says, it would be better than not being with her daughter.
What do you say to the 13-year-old girl who describes the warehouses where she and the others
lived and would be pulled out, three at a time, to be raped by the men? When her brother found out,
he killed himself.

those who have experienced rape or torture. It's about a family of eight children. They are the hope for our future . The 19-year-old boy is the sole breadwinner. Syria’s neighbours have taken in nearly four million Syrian refugees. we have to admit how lucky we are to be born into a country where we have basic human rights and surprisingly we still live in a world where there are people who don't have them. and the gaze of hungry. Father killed. At stake are not only the lives of millions of people and the future of the Middle East but also the credibility of the international system. every fourth person is now a Syrian. In Lebanon. We also have to defend them in the refugee camps of the Middle East. bombs and massacres have acquired an awful familiarity among the refugees. Stories of terror. Mother missing. This is one of the reasons why the intake of refugees has sparked fear among the government let alone the citizens. Nothing prepares you for the reality of so much individual human misery: for the stories of suffering and death. shelter.How can you speak when a woman your own age looks you in the eye and tells you that her whole family was killed in front of her and that she now lives alone in a tent and has minimal food rations? There was another story that had caught my attention . They are resilient against impossible odds. healthcare and work. The doors of many nations are bolted against them. education. and areas of Iraq are gripped by fighting. With that privilege comes a great responsibility. They need food. This means fewer resources available for local people. he just smiled and put his arm around his younger sister and said that he is grateful that he has the opportunity to work and help them. Syrian refugees now make up 10 percent of Jordan’s population. Syria is in flames. most likely to be taken. in our newspapers. What does it say about our commitment to human rights ? Much more assistance must be found to help Syria’s neighbours bear the unsustainable burden of millions of refugees. and in our institutions. Countries outside the region should offer sanctuary to the most vulnerable refugees in need of resettlement — for example. There has been no progress on ending the war in Syria since the Geneva process collapsed. Who can blame them for thinking that we have given up on them? Only a fraction of the humanitarian aid they need is being provided. traumatised children. and the ruined ghost towns of Syria. the international community as a whole has to find a path to a peace settlement. . And above all. It is not enough to defend our values at home. When he was told that it is a lot of responsibility for his age. The United Nations’ humanitarian appeals are significantly underfunded. No parents. There is nowhere that they can turn to. but they are reaching their limits.