Since 2011, war in Syria has taken more than 400,000 lives and left 13.5 million people in need of aid. The United States should provide the refugees with a place to call home. There are so many reasons to rescue the Syrian refugees. So many innocent people are dying because of the civil war. Kids are watching their parents and friends die, houses getting bombed, kids getting shot and more horrible things. Syria’s Civil War is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee their homes. Families are struggling to survive inside Syria, or make a new home in neighboring countries. Others are risking their lives on the way to Europe, hoping to find acceptance and opportunity. And harsh winters and hot summers make life as a refugee even more difficult. At times, the effects of the conflict can seem overwhelming. Another reason why we should rescue the Syrian refugees is separation from families takes on different forms for Syrian children. Many are separated from parents who have left in search of work or to relocate, such as in the neighboring countries of Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey. Others have left their children behind to try to make their way to Europe to resettle in a stable country that can offer them official welcome and support. Samir, one of 15 children, was separated from his family nearly four months ago after his town of Aleppo in northern Syria was bombarded with missiles. Samir was visiting his uncle, just a few miles away from home, but by the time he was able to return, his entire family had disappeared. The Syrian government has intentionally targeted its own medical infrastructure, a violation of the Geneva Convention that has resulted in the near complete destruction of the country's modern pre conflict health care system. They’re humans and they should be protected from illness and receive medical treatment when they need it.
I don’t have any powers other than my voice to achieve this so I hope you’ll hear my voice Mr./Mrs. President and make this happen.
Work cited: https://www.rescue.org/article/alone-azraq-syrian-teenagers-story https://www.mercycorps.org/articles/iraq-jordan-lebanon-syria-turkey/quick-facts-what-you-need-know-about-syria-crisi http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/syrian-refugees/story/refuge/ http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/bmcseriesblog/2014/02/20/the-hidden-health-consequences-of-civil-war-for-syrias-women/