The Syrian Refugee Catastrophe

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<ul><li><p>The Syrian Refugee </p><p>CatastropheApril 2, 2016</p></li><li><p>2</p><p>death is a risk I was willing to take so I could live.</p><p>Photo: Yannis Behrakis/ReutersCover Photo:</p><p></p></li><li><p>3</p><p>of Syrias population has been displaced since 2011</p><p>1/2</p></li><li><p>4</p><p>As if </p><p>160 million Americans </p><p>had to flee their homes past 5 years</p></li><li><p>5</p><p>160 Katrinas </p><p></p><p></p></li><li><p>6</p><p>4,812,851UNHCR registered refugees</p><p>As of March 16 2016:</p><p></p></li><li><p>7</p><p>6+ million Internally DisplacedMarch 2016: Photo:</p><p></p></li><li><p>8</p><p>6+ million Internally Displaced</p><p>Photo: sarabiany.comMarch 2016:</p><p>http://sarabiany.com</p></li><li><p>9</p><p>Syria has become a country of poor people, </p><p>with an estimated 4 in every 5 Syrians now living in poverty. </p><p>UN Report 2015 </p><p></p></li><li><p>10</p><p>life expectancy has shrunk from </p><p>76 to 56 years old</p><p>UN Report 2015 </p><p></p></li><li><p>11</p><p>"has become the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era, yet the world is failing to meet the needs of refugees and the countries hosting them. </p><p>- Antnio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees</p><p>August 2014 </p><p></p></li><li><p>12</p><p>This is not a natural disaster. </p><p>This catastrophe is manmade.</p></li><li><p>1345+ years of Assad family rule</p></li><li><p>14</p><p>45+years of Assad family rule</p><p> absolute power sectarian, regional &amp; </p><p>business networks police state utter brutality, exemplified by </p><p>Hama 82 massacre no independent civil society hand-off from father to son </p><p>in 2000</p></li><li><p>15</p><p>March 2011: The people want</p><p>Photo: Daraa March 2011</p></li><li><p>16Photo: Homs, April 18, 2011</p><p>The people want</p></li><li><p>17</p><p>The people want</p><p>Photo: Homs, April 24 2011</p></li><li><p>18Photo: Baniyas, May, 2011</p><p>The people want</p><p></p></li><li><p>19Photo: Hama, July 22, 2011.AP</p><p>The people want</p></li><li><p>20Photo: Damascus, 2012</p><p>The people want</p></li><li><p>21Photo: Damascus, 2012</p><p>The people want</p></li><li><p>22Photo: Jobar, Damascus, 2012</p><p>The people want</p></li><li><p>23</p><p>We will sit here. We call it a fight until the endThey should know when we suffer, we will not suffer alone. - Rami Makhlouf, May 2011 NY Times </p><p></p></li><li><p>24</p><p>Assad or we burn the country The war in Syria was started to crush dissent. </p></li><li><p>25</p></li><li><p>26</p><p>Mass detention &amp; 'industrial scale' killing of detainees</p><p>A painting for Abdulla Omari called Detainee</p><p></p></li><li><p>27</p><p>In 2012-13, the fear of rape was the #1 reason Syrians fled the country.</p><p></p><p></p></li><li><p>28</p></li><li><p>29</p><p>Daily bombardment</p></li><li><p>30</p><p>Broken red lines, chemical weapons attacks</p><p></p><p></p></li><li><p>31</p><p>Starve until </p><p>Submission</p><p>Photo: Reuters, Yarmouk, 2014 </p></li><li><p>32</p><p>Rebels &amp; revolutionaries</p><p>Assad regime &amp; allies</p><p>Kurdish groups</p><p>Jabhat-Nusra (AQ)</p><p>ISIS</p><p>1</p><p>2</p><p>3</p><p>4</p><p>5</p><p>5 Key Groupings</p></li><li><p>33</p><p>470,000 killed in 5+ Years</p><p>February 2016: Syrian Centre for Policy Research</p></li><li><p>34</p></li><li><p>35</p></li><li><p>36</p></li><li><p>37</p></li><li><p>38</p></li><li><p>39</p></li><li><p>40</p><p>The ISIS advance in late 2014 added </p><p>to an already desperate situation</p><p>Photo Reuters: </p><p></p></li><li><p>41</p><p>Russian intervention in the fall resulted in another spike of displaced Syrians</p><p>Photograph: Ghaith Omran/AFP/Getty Images</p><p></p></li><li><p>42</p></li><li><p>43</p><p>Systematic sectarian massacres + rape campaigns</p><p>Air bombardment</p><p>ISIS advance</p><p>Russian intervention</p><p>European exodus</p></li><li><p>44</p><p>The catastrophe didnt make international headlines</p></li><li><p>45</p><p>Until</p></li><li><p>46</p><p>image of refugees in europe</p></li><li><p>47</p><p>Worst catastrophe since WW2</p></li><li><p>48</p><p>Migrant is not a Refugee</p></li><li><p>49</p><p>935,008asylum seekers in Europe</p><p></p><p></p></li><li><p>50</p><p>What has been the response in North America?</p></li><li><p>51</p><p>" accepting 25,000 Syrian refugees does right by both the safety of </p><p>Canadians and by the values that define us as a nation."</p><p></p><p></p></li><li><p>52</p><p>Syrian refugees admitted to the US </p><p>since 2011</p><p>3,054military aged males who </p><p>are unattached to families</p><p>2%</p><p>Source: U.S. State Department Refugee Processing Center Custom Report:</p><p>However, in the US</p><p></p></li><li><p>53</p><p>Last September, due to public pressure Obama increased the quota to 10k Syrians in 2016 (out of 85k) </p><p>Photo:</p><p></p></li><li><p>54</p><p>Ten thousand is not even close to being commensurate with the massive scale of the Syrian refugee crisis, nor in </p><p>line with this countrys historic global leadership in refugee resettlement" </p><p>David Miliband, president and CEO</p><p></p></li><li><p>55</p><p>Islamophobia</p><p>Election Season Refugees </p></li><li><p>56</p><p>One of the goals of the ISIS Paris attacks was to provide cover for a bigoted response in Europe &amp; the US towards vulnerable populations fleeing both the regime &amp; ISIS. </p><p>A fake Syrian passport was found lying nearby, left by the attackers.</p><p>;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;sqi=2&amp;ved=0ahUKEwi2_bO13PHLAhWJKiYKHc8-AHwQFggcMAA&amp;;usg=AFQjCNE5VLbdFLe71fjYmsvUwHw9fqcvOA&amp;sig2=Zhb0WZgEbnPFEgvXYvhqmg&amp;bvm=bv.118443451,d.eWE</p></li><li><p>57</p><p>Bush suggested a religious test for Syrian refugees to ensure that Muslims are kept out</p></li><li><p>58</p><p>Carsoncompared refugees to 'rabid' dogs</p></li><li><p>59</p><p>Cruz supported Governor rebellion to allow states to ban refugees</p></li><li><p>60</p><p>Trump said he would deport the refugees already here &amp; ban Muslims </p></li><li><p>61</p><p>Rubio said we cant accept them and adjusted based on political rhetoric</p></li><li><p>62</p><p>Christie insisted that the U.S. not even accept 5-year-old orphans</p></li><li><p>63</p></li><li><p>64</p></li><li><p>65</p></li><li><p>66</p></li><li><p>67</p></li><li><p>68</p><p>Even when arriving in the US, life is difficult. resettlement support </p><p>assimilation language </p><p>commuting schools </p><p>work daily supplies social network</p></li><li><p>69</p><p>Where are we today?</p></li><li><p>70</p><p>Where are we today?</p><p>"We will not allow our assistance to be instrumentalized for a mass expulsion operation, and we refuse to be part of a system that has no regard for the humanitarian or protection needs of asylum seekers and migrants </p><p>MSF on EU Plan</p><p>Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images</p><p></p></li><li><p>71</p><p>Where are we today?</p><p>The US is lagging well behind the goal to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees by end of </p><p>fiscal year October, and has only accepted ~1,200 in the past 6 months</p><p>Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters</p><p></p></li><li><p>72</p><p>a whole generation is growing up in the camps of exile these children whove lost a father to shelling, a friends brother to bullets, a sisters husband to torture. When they grow </p><p>up and realize that life is more than a refugee camp, that it isnt natural to lose </p><p>everything to tyranny this generation will bear a culture of revenge and anger, and a </p><p>permanent sense of injustice. - Activist Aziz Asaad, Guardian</p><p></p></li><li><p>73</p><p>donate </p><p>volunteer </p><p>advocate </p><p>educate</p><p>@sarabiany sarabiany.comPhoto:</p><p>http://sarabiany.com</p></li></ul>