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5 Absolutely Heart Wrenching Truths About Syrian Refugee Crisis

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US President Barack Obama has criticized Republicans who have called Syrian Refugees a security threat for the nation. The Syrian Refugee crisis is one of the most discussed issues today across globe. Let’s look at top 5 saddening truths about Syrian refugee.

1-The biggest driver of the current global refugee crisis is Syria.

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2-Nearly a fifth of Syria’s population, have fled the country since the war began in 2011.

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3- Bashar al-Assad’s regime has targeted civilians ruthlessly, including with chemical weapons and barrel bombs. ISIS has subjected Syrians to murder, torture, crucifixion, sexual slavery, and other appalling atrocities. Other groups like Jabhat al-Nusra have also tortured and killed Syrians.

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4-Most of refugees set out on the dangerous and uncertain journey for a better life in Europe. Most of them reach to Europe via smugglers’ boats across dangerous Mediterranean or Aegean Sea crossings.

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5-Many of them got killed in attempt to cross the sea when overcrowded boats sank or were struck by other ships.

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