Syria: Deaths In Refugee Camp
by SO on January 26, 2014 - 7:44pm
Although the new year has only yet begun, the bad news has already started coming. The aftermath of activity in Syria has begun taking it’s toll on refugees. According to an online article on The Huffington Post, 63 refugees have been found dead in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp so far. The article, entitled Activists: 63 people die in Syria refugee camp states that the deaths are to be due to lack of necessities such as food and medicine. Such refugees camps were created to save, help and provide shelter to over 9 million Syrians, as the UN Refugee Agency states. However, the Syrian government has made the help harder to get by imposing a blockade. The blockade is preventing the supplies from entering the camps as easily as before. Which is why the help is more important than ever, as multiple individuals defend in the article. Over the past week, thankfully, food has managed to get to the refugees due to the help of a peace conference held in Switzerland (which raised money for the cause), signs that donations are helping the right people.
For those who wish to help the Syrian refugees, the UN Refugee Agency offers a safe website to donate to the cause. The situation in Syria is unfortunate and uncontrollable for teens like us, however we can donate to help refugees overcome these tragic events and make their lives a little easier.
Name of article: Activists: 63 people die in Syria refugee camp, Author: Unnamed.
UN Refugee Agency website: https://donate.unhcr.ca/index_custom.php?page_id=syria-digital&gclid=COCq38-0l7wCFcZJ4AodynoAAA&gclsrc=ds