Aylan Kurdi: Inaction of global leaders

2015-09-05 20:59

"Aylan Kurdi’s photograph, a child from a largely Kurdish-dominated region in northern Syria, lying lifeless on the edge of the shore is, like so many other pictures, too heart-breaking to watch and fathom."  The picture broke and shook the hearts and minds of conscious driven people around the globe.

The scale of the Syrian refugee crisis is increasing by the day. According to news reports about 11 million people (half of Syria’s population) have been affected since the Syrian conflict began in 2011. About 4 million of that number have been forced out of the country.

Every day, hundreds of traumatised and persecuted families are crossing into Europe. With no peace and tranquillity in sight to wars, like in Syria, human beings desperate to escape the brutality of war and violence have been placing their lives in the hands of smugglers.

All that these innocent people want is peace and safety and boarding illegal boats may be the only choice they have. The United Nations (UN) says nearly one million people need urgent help, and increasing safe and legal routes is the best way to reduce the numbers risking their lives, and curb violent people trafficking.

For far too long the plight of refugees has been ignored and thousands have already died attempting to find security and a life of dignity.

What’s really terrible is that instead of being traumatised to take urgent action, global leaders are playing the “blame game”.

The reality is both the criminal and illegitimate Islamic State (ISIS) and the refugee crisis are the outcomes of the several wars that some Western Countries like United States of America has waged in the Middle East and other parts of the globe over the past many decades.

Unfortunately, no one has been held accountable for waging a war of aggression in Iraq based upon lies.

The inaction of global leaders to bring war criminals to book and by not stopping Bashar Assad’s brutality in Syria has led to this “catastrophe”.

In this regard we should demand that all global leaders “lead the world to a humane 21st century refugee policy that saves lives and protects people fleeing war and hunger.”

Please support Avaaz’s call for a plan to give these terrified families a safe haven now. Visit the site and sign: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/no_more_drownings_rb/?bcjEPdb&v=64491

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