Ever since the Civil war broke out in March 2011, many of the Syrian people have called somewhere else home. The estimated total is around 3 million people have fled their country to look for a safe place. The large amount of refugees has cause problems of the Syrian people and their neighboring countries like Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq which have taken the most refugees. With a lot of the refugees being woman, and children, families are looking for a male to support them. Unfortunately this had led to families give their daughters up under age. Around 25% of the marriages in Jorden are illegal because they are underage. showing the poor quality of life the refugees live
With Lebanon being one of the countries that surrounds Syria it takes a lot of its refugees. Lebanon is a small country, which has a population of around 4 million, so far Lebanon has took around 1.1 million refugees, but today they announce that they will longer be willing to except Syrian refugees. Their small infrastructure has been push to the limit. What was ever left of the small, low paying job has been taken by the refugees that are already there. Lebanon has also announce that it will also tell the refugees that are currently there, to even go home, or find somewhere else to live.
To deal with the need of refugee’s Canada has been asked to host 10,000 refugees in its country. This seems to be a process that they are unwilling to accept and that they will drag their feet with. In 2013 Ottawa was supposed to accept 1,300 Syrians in 2013. When ask how many people they did accept they never give a straight answer back. It has been estimated that out of the 1,300 that Ottawa has promise to take only 200 are there. Canada has been willing to accept Filipinos, they have accepted around 1,540 because of the typhoon, but won’t take Syrians that they promise. If Canada doesn’t take these people many Syrians could be looking at a death sentence staying at home
As a world we said that would be willing to help people when their lives were on the line. So far many Syrian people were able to flee their country for a safe haven, but many more still need our help. The quality of life has dropped for the Syrian people, and now countries are turning them down, and dragging their feet with helping them out. Time could be running out as violence is spreading and can take the lives of hundreds of people anytime.