As hope for Syria’s future deteriorate, Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi plans to bring together four major countries together to talk about how to combat what seems to be a regional problem. The New York Times reported that, Egypt together with Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey plan to convene in the matters of Syria.
Since all other options have been exhausted, I hope Morsi’s plan will work to stop Assad from his tyrannic actions that has led Syria into civil war. The massive killings of citizens are escalating, and somebody needs to stop this mess. If it means these four Arab countries, I say, go for it.
Syria’s continued instability has resulted in an influx in the number of refugees fleeing to neighboring countries. It is reported that the camps are running out of space at an alarming pace, as a result, this is causing a pinch on the economic system of these countries that are taking in these refugees. The countries include Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq who are trying to figure out what to do with the number of refugees seeking protection. And how can one turn away someone in a dire situation, it is just impossible, these people need help and they need it right now.
As Assad’s fury intensifies, the only logical choice for most people is to get away and seek protection from neighboring countries, where they can feel safe from a devilish government. Most Syrians do not intend to risk their lives by staying in Syria. I mean, who would want to risk their life for a fight that only Assad thinks is sensible, it doesn’t make sense at all.
The people leaving their livelihoods and fleeing to foreign countries has quadrupled. Although the places they are running to are starting to fill-up quickly than anticipated, there is no way to turn these people away. They need protection and the UN needs to look into this issue sooner than later before more lives are lost.