Helping Refugees from Syria and Iraq

On Monday afternoon, the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society held a lunchtime meeting on refugee issues.  The event featured Rami Al-Maqsadi, the former director of the Syrian Refugees Ministry with the international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse.  Al-Maqsadi spoke extensively about his first-hand experience working with refugees from Iraq and Syria, particularly emphasizing the challenges these displaced individuals face […]

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The Syrian Crisis: Massive Displacement

It’s no secret that massive displacement is, historically, a prominent side-effect of war; indeed, the social, political, and economic problems of refugees come into consideration for nearly every conflict. But the Syrian crisis, which will reach its two-year anniversary this March and shows few signs of potential abatement, is exceptional in the number of displaced residents that it has precipitated. […]

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