We speak freely about the little things in life, but often neglect to discuss the big issues. An article on Al Jazeera titled Syria: A home no more, addresses the living conditions with an estimated 220, 000 people dead and half the country’s people displaced as Syria enters it’s fifth year of war.
Here are the facts: –
- In 2012, 100,000 Syrians had been forced from their country.
- By April 2014, 800,000 Syrians had been forced from their country.
- Estimated around December 2014, the numbers doubled up to 1.6 million.
- Today, the refugee population is almost 4 million.
Just last Sunday, “media activist in the town of Douma in Northern Damascus reported that that more than 30 people, including children, were killed after government warplane launched air strikes targeting residential areas and school”. This is one of million cases.
Further, statistics show that this affects the entire region.
On a day like today, I can sit and discuss how ‘ISIS’ has significantly contributed to this number, but who was to blame in 2011, and 12 and 13 and the years before it? Hang on a second, so there is a possibility that there are various contributing factors and this might not have to do with religion alone? Oh I see.
One response to “A home no more”
It definitely started because Al-Assad’s government responded violently to protesters that wanted to get rid of him. Then those protesters started an armed rebellion against the government. And the story continues… Now we’ve got ISIL who are in control of a third of the country. We can sit here and blame the government for retaliating with the protesters, but it was bound to happen. So many groups to blame. So many messed up ideologies.