Wednesday 20 September 2017

Syria's neighbours hosting refugees need the West's help

Actor and Unicef ambassador Liam Neeson (centre) talks to Syrian refugees in Jordan on a vist there last year. Photo: Sam McNeil/AP
Actor and Unicef ambassador Liam Neeson (centre) talks to Syrian refugees in Jordan on a vist there last year. Photo: Sam McNeil/AP
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The Syrian war has unleashed the worst humanitarian calamity in recent history and posed a menace to regional stability and global peace and security.

This is most certainly true in Syria's neighbouring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, which have witnessed the most frightening spillover of an international conflict, overwhelming their already sparse resources.

A refugee's journey can succinctly be summed up as moving on quicksand, every time someone moves, he or she risks sinking further.

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