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We Can't Turn Our Backs Again on Refugees

posted on: Jun 22, 2016

Imagine being a parent explaining to their children what the sounds of bombs are. “When the shelling became heavier, I would tell them it was fireworks, but I could not lie any longer,” one mother says in the video. The only voices we seem to hear in the U.S. are the ones that invoke fear and hatred of refugees. In order to make the voices of refugees louder, there must be better understanding and sympathy of the conditions Syrians are fleeing.

There are 4.8 million Syrian refugees. Of these, the U.S. has only agreed to take in .2% of those fleeing their country. Syrian refugees face conditions of unthinkable hardship and danger. They have had to make tough choices for their families that we cannot even comprehend. Leaving behind their home and life for a chance to start over is a brave and difficult challenge. Despite this, Syrians also face some of the harshest restrictions on entry to the U.S., leaving millions struggling to survive.

Half of Syria’s population has left the country in search of a better life. Let’s not forget those in need and help in any way we can. Share this video and take action today.

Compiled by Arab America