Taking Action: The Syrian Refugee Issue

Apr 18, 2016

The UN Refugee Agency reported that over 4,837,208 refugees have been affected by the violence in Syria. Every day we read stories about Syrian citizens having to flee their homes, leave their lives behind and try to build a new future.

It’s easy to get lost in these articles and ignore the magnitude of this crisis. It’s easy to forget that behind the figures like these are real people who are struggling. Their dreams of a new future in many cases are crushed when they are faced with closed borders and hostility by much of the world.

For this reason, we chose to devote this week’s issue to our fellow students — those who have gone past the headlines and decided to help fight this crisis.

I hope that reading this issue inspires you to act in your communities on behalf of those who are affected.




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to help with the Syrian refugees.


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    Gary2278Apr 18, 2016 at 10:49 am

    If you think Trump is a racist who sees any color other than green, you might be a gullible fool subject to exploiter-funded media influence. Take a look at his life and career; he has always hired, worked with, and supported people of all walks of life. Furthermore, Illegal immigrants and Muslims are not races. Muslims are great people; unfortunately, the terrorists we are at war with are a small sect within that group, so while the idea of being extra vigilant about vetting new immigrants from that group is regrettable, it would also be prudent for our own safety. The big exploiters love having their puppets use labels of racism to tear down people they don’t control (Ross Perot, Ron Paul, Trump, etc); don’t fall for it!