Syria and Xenophobia
Syria has been in a state of a turmoil and war for nearly the past decade. Unfortunately, this vastly complex war has left 5.6 million civilians with no home to turn to. However many neighboring countries have shown heavy anti-refugee xenophobia with many on social media posting “#DeportSyrians”. In fact, this issue affects close to 1 in 50 people who may be a migrant worker, asylum seeker, or a refugee. According to the OSCE Hate Crime Report, racism and xenophobia is defined as “is prejudice or hostility towards a person’s race, colour, language, nationality, or national or ethnic origin”. In history we have seen racism in many horrendous forms but even to this day it still exists. Syria especially is a big place of hate crimes with many terrorist groups conflicting with one another and with the government; there’s clearly an issue that needs to be addressed by the United Nations.
Syria believes there should be consequences for countries promoting and executing xenophobic actions and we all need to work together online and in person in order to establish peace across the world and bring equality to every human.
- Aryan Singh