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As Syria's Death Toll Climbs to 100,000, Options for Refugees Decline

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Jordan, which hosts the second-largest population of Syrian refugees at more than 500,000, now appears to be restricting their entry.

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:09 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 6:24 pm
Oh, this is tragic news. We are all reduced by these deaths. Thank you for sharing the facts.

Jason S (50)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:35 pm
Good posting, thanks

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:36 pm
(this is too difficult & painfull for me. Sorry)

Ira Herson (13)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 10:40 pm
It is a horrible tragedy. More senseless death and destruction. I know that I join others wishing for the killing to stop. I fear that the children that are traumatised by this will find not find peace.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:07 am
Sadly noted.

Carol H (229)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:30 am
noted, thanks Cal

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:58 am
Thank you Cal. I need some charts and graphs to better understand what happens in a crisis.

. (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:57 am
That;s terrible! There should be some way to help these people.

lee e (114)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:01 am
Too bad - but I don't want us to get militarily "involved" - these are not our battles!

lee e (114)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:03 am
Sorry I keep "PS-ing" I didn't want to sound uncompassionate in my response I truly grieve their plight - and thanks Cal for posting this!

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 1:53 pm
They now make up nearly 10 percent of the total population, and as much as 50 percent of the population in some of the border towns. Their numbers bring a risk of social unrest, especially if they bring their war into Jordan, as many there fear. And with appeals for international aid constantly underfunded, there are few incentives to offer to countries like Jordan to keep their borders open.

One can understand this, as hard as it is to know people are suffering, when another Country nearby is also in struggle to feed and take care of it's own, it starts to come down to protecting your own as well as trying to find a balance to help others.

Wars are horrible, the displacement of people, the suffering of women and children is always at the top of the list. I feel horrible for what is happening over there, but like Lee said, we can't be the police of the world, but I do hope we are offering to aid in some diplomacy on how to resolve these issues. I wouldn't mind helping to send tents, food, medicines to help those who made it to safety. But we are still in Afghanistan, we still have a load of various misadventures we are in all over the world, and when our own children are now having our schools closed, many going to be hungry, and medical doesn't exist for some, what more can us poor do for other poor? Our Elders are going cold and hungry, we are not even taking care of our own over here in the USA. Ask the Rich Elites to cough up some money to the aid programs, otherwise all it keeps doing is taking from our poor to give to their poor.

Kerrie G (116)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:44 am
Noted, thanks.

Frances Darcy (133)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:37 am

Winnie A (179)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:24 am
This is so sad.

Gene J (290)
Friday June 28, 2013, 11:21 am
100,000. In what began as a peaceful protest. That is just insane. At this point, NO ONE in that country holds the high moral ground. They have devolved into genocide with support from the outside, Shia and Sunni alike using this poor country and its people as a killing field to wage their infernal, eternal war against each other. Pity the Syrian people, who whatever the outcome, will never be the same again.

Helen Porter (39)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:21 pm
green star to Gene

Aud n (740)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 2:06 am

. (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 11:56 am
i know, let's send Obama to Africa, get him involved in ridiculous visits instead of having him deal with Syria.
Oh yeah, Obama has pretty much made his position on Syria, it's off to Africa! At an expense that will cost us nearly half a million dollars.

Roger G (154)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 3:29 pm
noted, thanks!

Alexander Werner (53)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:32 am
The interesting part is, that Kerry is trying to pay FOUR billion dollars to Palestinian Arabs to make people with Israel. If people in so many Arab countries don't know how to live in peace with each other, forget about non-Arabic minorities, what makes him think that Israelis will fare any better?

In about a year, the picture will be pretty much the same, minus FOUR Billion bucks.

And double the count of victims in Syria.
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