Syrian Refugees In Need

Giovanna Sanchez

Summary

Refugees in Syria need humanitarian assistance due to a violent Civil War. Especially children who are in need of a home and a safe place. Children are the ones being affected by the war mostly. But overall most refugees are being affected too.

Statistics

  • About 4.8 million Syrians are refugees, and 6.5 million are displaced within Syria half of those affected are children.

  • Children are at risk of becoming ill, malnourished, abused, or exploited. Millions have been forced to quit school.

  • Syrian children have lost loved ones, suffered injuries, missed years of schooling, and witnessed unspeakable violence and brutality.

  • Children need a safe environment and a chance to play and go to school.

  • Syrians fleeing conflict need all the basics to sustain their lives: food, clothing, health assistance, shelter, and household and clean conditions to live on

  • Many refugee children have to work to support their families. They work in dangerous or demeaning circumstances for little pay.

  • The government and its allies carried out deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on Syrian civilians.

  • Armed Syrian groups opposing the government have attacked civilians, used child soldiers, kidnapped, and tortured.

  • Over 50% of the Syrian population will be in need of aid

  • It is now the worst crisis of our era

Human Rights Violated

Article 3: The right to life - We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety.

Article 5: No Torture - Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us.

Article 13. Freedom to move - We all have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish

Article 14. The right to asylum - If we are frightened of being badly treated in our own country, we all have the right to run away to another country to be safe.

Article 15. The right to a nationality - We all have the right to belong to a country.

Article 25. A bed and some food - We all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for.

Article 28. A free and fair world - There must be proper order so we can all enjoy rights and freedoms in our own country and all over the world.


Organizations


Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:This office directs and coordinates international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.


US State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor:The bureau takes action to stop ongoing abuses and maintains partnerships with organizations committed to human rights.


Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights:freedom of movement and religion and preventing torture and trafficking in persons.