Syrian refugees protect themselves with a blanket during a rainy day in Istanbul on Nov. 25. AFP Photo / Bülent Kılıç
More than 30 humanitarian organisations launched an appeal on Dec. 8 for countries to take in around 180,000 refugees from the Syrian conflict.
That figure would represent five percent of the projected refugee population by the end of 2015, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The issue will be discussed at a conference in Geneva on Dec. 9.
After three years of fighting in Syria, more than 3.2 million refugees are registered in neighbouring countries and with little sign of the conflict coming to an end, the UNHCR believes the number could rise to nearly 3.6 million by the end of 2015.
If countries would take in 180,000 refugees, and an accompanying aid package and economic support was provided to the nations that open their doors, “it would also encourage those countries to keep their borders open to ensure those in Syria can flee the conflict, and could contribute to their stability,” the UNHCR said…
Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are exactly what are not wanted in the West. Sick of Muslims, sick of Islam. I suggest the Gulf states take them. They are responsible for financing and arming the rebels of all types, making a peaceful solution impossible.