The Syrian Refugee Crisis A Human rights issue

If The Syrian Refugee Crisis is one of the biggest crisis in the world, then why is nobody doing anything? More than 4.8 million Refugees are have been taken in by five. Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. America and the European union have taken a very small amount. The United States of America have taken in only 7% of the displaced refugees while 260% were accepted by Norway. You would expect the richer countries to have taken in the most. America by not Accepting more refugees is in direct violation of the Declaration of human rights which was made by the UN which was created by America, they are violating the 14th amendment, “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” (www.un.org.)

The IRC (International Rescue Committee) has already rescued and helped astonishing 1.2 million people in 2015. “Right now, the IRC remains the only international relief organization delivering essential aid on all fronts: inside war-torn Syria, as well as in neighboring countries” (https://help.rescue.org/donate/emergencies?) They have a organized donation system where you can sign up to donate online. The IRC helps refugees in Greece, Serbia and other evolving transit points in Europe.

One of the ways you can help is to use social media. Find pictures or take pictures of refugees or former refugees and find out or ask about their stories. With their consent, post their stories on social media. This helps eliminate the false fear that syrian immigrants are terrorists and that they are just normal people. It helps to show that they are just like us. There are immigrants on social media too, if there is immigrants on social media that are trying migrating reach out to them and help them through their journey by giving them directions or telling them obstacles in their path. Immigrants have a right to seek asylum and they are not be allowed it. Do a peaceful protest help out in any way you can.

Sources: https://www.worldvision.org/refugees-news-stories/syria-refugee-crisis-faq-war-affecting-children.

http://www.vagabomb.com/The-Syrian-Refugee-Crisis-Explained-Perfectly-With-a-Simple-Animation-Video/

http://www.cnn.com/specials/middleeast/syrian-refugees/

http://www.crs.org/media-center/current-issues/syrian-refugee-crisis

http://www.crs.org/media-center/current-issues/syrian-refugee-crisis

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/02/syrias-refugee-crisis-in-numbers/

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