Who Takes Care of 3.8 Million Syrian Refugees?

By Huiyu Yin

During wartime, normal people suffer the most. After four years of civil conflict in Syria, 3.8 million refugees fled from their homeland to neighboring countries, but now the neighbors have reached their limit. Turkey alone hosts 1.7 million refugees, while Lebanon is under the weight of 1.2 million. It is time for other countries in the region and around the world to share that burden.

From January 2012 through December 2014, the United States admitted only 335 Syrian refugees. The European countries also admitted very few . With no legal routs to seek protection in Europe, the refugees are increasingly willing to take the risk of illegal smuggling. An article on the Daily Beast urges the United States and the Europeans to take on more responsibility.