Rights, refugees, and the case of Syria

What do human rights offer?

Authored by: Kathleen Hamill

Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138807679
eBook ISBN: 9781315750972
Adobe ISBN: 9781317613763


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Whether in camps or in urban areas, Syrian refugees in the region are steadily losing hope and becoming more desperate each day. Access to food, shelter, education, healthcare, and livelihoods are unreliable and uncertain. Abject poverty is becoming the norm, and refugees are becoming prisoners of their own fate. What we need is for refugees to be able to live and work in a decent environment. Children need to go to school. We need hope and a plan for the future. Syrian refugees need to be able to realize their human rights.

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