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77 Palestinians Displaced by Home Demolitions

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Check out this article, which covered the destruction of Palestininan homes in the West Bank this past week. The action, by Israel, has been deemed "illegal and unfair" by the United Nations. Curious to see how people are able to connect this to various other things happening here in the States, especially after #ReclaimMLK last weekend. All of these acts of oppression are relevant to one another, and I think it's important to keep questioning and reminding ourselves how and why.

 

Syrian Refugees Crisis

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More than five million people are forced to flee Syria as refugees in the past five years. Since about an overwhelming amount of the Syrian population are refugees, providing sufficient international support is a great challenge to the UNHCR and Humanitarian Organizations. For instance, in Jordan, where the number of Syrian refugees is equivalent to 10% of its own population, many Syrian families have limited access to basic services, such as health care and education, in other countries. The risk may even be higher if the families flee oversea to Europe.

Torture and Death in Syrian Prisons

In a recently published report by Amnesty International, it has been discovered that at least 17,723 people have died in custody in Syrian prisons since March 2011. This, the article states, is around “300 deaths per month” - not counting the much larger reality of all those people who have been abducted or are “missing”.

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