Understanding The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Images and Videos

Dead Syrian Child
Dead Syrian child found on the beach of Bodrum, Turkey

 

xenophobia
[zen-uh-foh-bee-uh, zee-nuh-]
noun
1. An unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.

empathy
[empəTHē]
noun
1. the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

The Syrian refugee crisis affects millions of people. When the affected reach such high numbers, we sometimes forget that these are real people like you and me. This video shows a lucky group that made it to shore, many have drowned trying.

 

Rising Tide
Video highlighting the perilous trip on rafts across the sea, including freezing children and scared parents: by the international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse

 

John Green does a great job explaining the refugee crisis:

 

In a Nutshell also does a great job explaining the refugee crisis:

Hank Green: Syria in Five Minutes

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