Syrian civil war


Usman Raza

War in Syria started in March 2011 as a protest against their President Bashar-al-Assad. Government’s use of brute force turned the protest into a full scale civil war which has so far claimed the lives of more than 400,000 civilians. An estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes, 6.6 million have been displaced within Syria and 13.5 million are in need of humanitarian aid
Why the War has lasted so long? Mainly because it’s more than a Civil War, it’s a proxy war of different countries with divergent interests, who add fuel to the fire. Turkey is one of the few countries, which have sheltered the Syrian Refugees and is trying to resolve this proxy war.
Life for a Syrian is worse than death, because the basic resources of life are scarce. The Syrians struggle every day to make both ends meet and still fail to provide basic necessities to their families. Food is considered a luxurious thing to have in Syria. About 70% of the population is deprived of adequate drinking water. There is an acute shortage of medical facilities, more than 50 percent of hospitals are out of service.
The government should take measures to welcome Syrian Muslims in Pakistan. Many European non-Muslims are sharing their homes with refugees and trying to rehabilitate them, so why can’t we do the same? The Syrian crisis is getting worse and worse by the day so if we cannot contribute financially and physically in alleviating this human crisis, then we can at least peacefully protest against this brutal war.
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