Syrian Refugees Crisis

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Kunyuan Liu
Syrian Refugees Crisis

More than five million people are forced to flee Syria as refugees in the past five years. Since about an overwhelming amount of the Syrian population are refugees, providing sufficient international support is a great challenge to the UNHCR and Humanitarian Organizations. For instance, in Jordan, where the number of Syrian refugees is equivalent to 10% of its own population, many Syrian families have limited access to basic services, such as health care and education, in other countries. The risk may even be higher if the families flee oversea to Europe. Moreover, the refugee crisis also creates severe socio-economic issues for the host countries.

We must be aware that article 14 in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” Therefore, the international community must be united in order to make sure that adequate support are provided to the Syrian refugees. As a result, the refugees basic “rights to life, liberty, and security” can be fully ensured.