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May 28, 2020

Living Conditions Of Refugees in Jordan

Currently, the Syrian conflict is the largest source of internally displaced people in the world. There are nearly 5.5 million Syrian refugees in the Middle-East.  As of 2019, Jordan, which borders Syria, had registered 662,010 of these refugees. Jordan is home to the second-largest refugee camp in the world, known as Zaatari.  Less than 10 miles from the Syrian border, it opened in 2012 and has since become known as Jordan’s 4th largest “city.”  Today, roughly 80,000 Syrian refugees live there in rows of tents. There are few populations more vulnerable to the health risks of inferior living conditions than refugees. Refugee camps are often overcrowded and of poor quality.  Although some refugees find work, many –especially children and the elderly—are entirely dependent on aid.  Most refugee camps do not have sufficient food to feed their populations. Malnutrition makes refugees weak and more at risk for a variety of diseases and illnesses. Poor living conditions are not limited to the […]

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May 22, 2020

The Yazidi Genocide

The Yazidis are a religious ethnic minority, living primarily in northern Iraq. The terrorist group ISIS has accused them of devil worship and because of this has have committed genocide as well as other horrendous crimes against the Yazidi people. Their intent was to wipe out this Kurdish-speaking religious minority, which practices an ancient, monotheistic religion. In August 2014, ISIS invaded, attacked and occupied Sinjar, the homeland of the Yazidi.  Almost 200,000 Yazidis were besieged by ISIS, executed, abducted into […]

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May 21, 2020

The Iraq Refugee Crisis

  Iraq has suffered from decades of conflict with other nations and internal strife. However, the current Iraqi refugee crisis began when militants attacked Christians and ethnic minorities. In 2014, ISIS, the militant group known for its brutality, started to seize territory in western and northern Iraq. Children and families, primarily Christians, were victims of targeted violence as well as being caught in the crossfire. The communities they built and enjoyed were destroyed. Many were forced to flee with only […]

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May 15, 2020

The Refugee Crisis And Education.

In most of the western world, the vast majority of children attend school from kindergarten through 12th grade. But not everyone in the world is this privileged.  Many First world children view school as a chore and complain about it, children in refugee camps would be overjoyed. Out of the 7.1 million refugee children of school age, 3.7 million — more than half– do not have the opportunity to attend school. Only 63 percent of refugee children go to primary […]

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May 13, 2020

The Syrian Civil War Crisis

  One of the worst humanitarian crises of modern time has been going on for ten years, as of March 2020. This crisis is the Syrian civil war. Over the total course of this catastrophic war, 12 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes. Over the past few months, this already astronomic number has increased dramatically. From December 2019 to February 2020, over 900,000 people have been forced to flee as the conflict increased. Their homes are bombed out […]

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