Just because it isn’t happening here, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
There is no end in sight for the Syrian war. BBC has called this crisis a ‘global failure’ to protect refugees. More than 470,000 people have been killed since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad erupted in March 2011. According to World Vision, there are 4.8 million Syrian refugees, and 6.5 million are displaced within Syria; half of those affected are children.
Who will protect these people? Who will be their neighbor?
There are ways to help in this crisis. More needs to be done, but here is a start: From ChurchLeaders, here are Three Things We Can Do to Help as the Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Worsens. The Independent gives Five practical ways you can help refugees trying to find safety in Europe. BBC published a great article to better understand the history of this conflict.
Also, for a more in-depth photo-essay, check out Jon Morton’s five-part series, right here on Faithit.