Syria’s civil war has now generated 3 million Refugees!

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          It all seems just like yesterday when the crises in Syria erupted into a full fledged civil war and now were are talking about the largest humanitarian catastrophe of the century. We are talking about a war that has displaced about 4.1 million people including a staggering 3 million refugees!  The war which generated a refugee crises which the UNHCR says is the most overwhelming it has ever seen, has also claimed the lives of over 170,000 people.
        My deepest worry is that despite all the twists and turns the Syrian war has undergone, the end doesn’t seem anywhere in sight. In fact, it is even more complicated now, with the ISIS trying to capture towns in the country to add to its ‘Islamic State’. My pain is that it is the innocent civilians that bear the suffering of all these actions. It breaks my heart to see the news of women and young children being killed, caught in a crossfire or having to flee with little or nothing to an unknown destination. They just keep running, in hunger and tears, hoping to get to somewhere safe.
     The world seems to be forgetting about Syria or paying little attention! We diverted all our attention to Gaza (which no doubt also needed attention) and now Ukraine. I’m not saying that we should not be concerned about the negative developments in these places. Of course, we should! But we should not let them make us forget other crucial issues. Syria is crucial. Anywhere women and children are in such grave danger is crucial.
       The positive side however is that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has been able to get more aid and relief items to more people stranded inside Syria and at refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon and other countries which play host to Syrian refugees even though funding is always a perennial problem.


7 thoughts on “Syria’s civil war has now generated 3 million Refugees!

    sedwith said:
    September 2, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I share your empathy with innocent refugees lottena and the concern that so many have to leave homes for uncertain futures. I just want to let you know al arabya is a site owned by king Sauds family who supported the al nusra front to go into Syria to foment ‘civil’ war’ to their own (and their buddies) ends- even if the Saudis with all the disproportionate wealth of the royals, offered refugees temporary homes do you think they would go?. The dispossession of nearly half a million Palestinians in Syria is down to Nusra and its Salafist Saudi financiers. Finance the refugees King Saud!


    sedwith said:
    September 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Check this latest ….
    Uruguay’s offer to take and fully support Syrian refugees “We applaud the government of Uruguay for this important humanitarian gesture and encourage other countries to do the same. Without the help of the Uruguayan government, these Syrian refugees would never have been able to make the journey by their own means and resettle,” Michelle Alfaro, UNHCR’s senior regional protection officer told Thomson Reuters Foundation” article says “Five other countries in Latin America have taken in Syrian refugees, including Brazil, Argentina and Chile. However, the Uruguayan government is the only one to promise to coordinate the journey out of the Lebanese refugee camps, provide full refugee status and citizen rights to refugees, and offer them support in integrating and restarting their lives in the South America nation” I love Jose Mujica!


      lotenna responded:
      September 3, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      I also love Jose Mujica!!! And I’m ‘happily surprised’ to find out that Uruguay and other Latin American countries are doing what they can to help the Syrian refugees when most richer and more influential Western Countries prefer to turn a blind eye or play very minimal roles! God bless Uruguay!


        sedwith said:
        September 3, 2014 at 10:30 pm

        Amigos para siempre! 😉


    sedwith said:
    September 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I have too many links Lotenna and just search the wonderful life of Bandar bin Sultan……………and on the other side of the religion coin in Saudi I hope your not an atheist because…… help stamp out the fire he started that was starting to blow back to the house of Saud


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