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The Syrian civil war officially began March 15, 2011 and since then families have suffered under brutal conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people and torn the nation apart. Today, more than 13 million people in the country need humanitarian assistance. Because of that, millions of Syrians started scattering, creating the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. More than 5 million of them have fled the country as refugees, and more than 6 million are internally displaced within Syria. The worst part is that almost half of the them are children.
As the war continues, humanitarian needs increase. Not only that the people in Syria are dying, but even the ones who get lucky enough to escape face existential problems. In the last six months the US has resettled only 44 Syrian refugees, according to State Department data. Hans Van de Weerd, vice president of US programs at the International Rescue Committee, said in a statement, "The U.S. cannot bomb Syria in defense of Syrian civilians while doing nothing to help those desperately seeking safety with the chance to rebuild their lives elsewhere."
Trump banning Syrian refugees from coming to the US and then bombing Syria in order to help them is more then ridiculous. Instead of standing by the side and watching the refugee crisis increase, developed western countries should help more and give the refugees shelter that they need.