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Forgetting the suffering of Syrian refugees

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20.03.2017

Due to rapid changes in global politics and other forms of conjectural distractions, once again the international community has taken the plight of refugees off its main agenda. However, the plight of refugees continues in various ways, in particular, the dire situations of Syrians in different parts of the world trying to save their lives by leaving their homelands.

On the one hand, there are an increasing number of refugees, a significant portion of which consists of Syrians trying to find somewhere safe to live, who have been easy prey for human smugglers and illicit networks.

While his family was trying to flee to Europe, the death of Aylan Kurdi became a symbol of this tragedy more than a year ago. This had sparked interest in some countries for the dismal situations of Syrian refugees.

However this interest was short lived, as some European countries demonstrated an unwillingness to help ameliorate this situation. Although the media has not been covering the continuous tragedies taking place in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas with the same degree of intensity as it once did, it still takes place.

Secondly, in addition to the failure of the international community to commit to their promised assistance for the refugees outside of Syria, there is a lack of attention for Syrians unable to leave their country.

The plight of internally displaced Syrians has largely been neglected, partly due to the lack of opportunity to raise awareness of their situation and more importantly due to the international community not giving much importance to what is happening in Syria nowadays.

The problems of the millions of Syrians unable to reach a border country to save their lives and those who have been fleeing from city to city in the country trying to survive among........

© Daily Sabah