How can we help Syrian refugees?

Nowadays, and as the wars in our world doesn't end, innocent people are suffering, facing troubles, being forced to leave their homes and motherland due to a cruel war that lack sympathy, has no mercy, full of violence and massacres.

From these refugees there are Syrian refugees, who were forced to leave there family, homes, memories from their motherland and leave to escape from death.

And to make it more obvious about their suffer, by facts and numbers, a video was done by me to explain for what those people went through, and what's our duty toward them.

We humans are all a family all over the world , so we should all be one hand one soul to save our family members from the ghost of death.

My questions for you:

1) What other ways can we do to help the refugees?

2) What other information you know about syrian refugees?

3) Do you think that peace will spread all over the world oneday?

Comments (53)

  • tom Tom @ Topical Talk
    19 Apr 2022

    A very creative way to tell us about Syrian refugees, amazing_reflection! Can you tell us where you found your information from?

    1. British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
      Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 19 Apr 2022

      Hello Mr. Tom, so happy that you liked my post. Me as a lebanese citizen, I live in the heart of this situation, as Lebanon is one of the most countries which received syrian refugees. So some of these information are based kn experience, some are from TV news, and some are googled.

    2. British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 21 Apr 2022

      We can help Syrian refugees by giving them work visas or providing jobs
      For many refugees, getting a job is a very important solution to their problems; Because, in addition to securing their livelihood and providing for their families, it would help them gain self-respect, independence and integration into a new society. There are many countries that give refugees work permits. Companies can provide work visas to refugees with specific skills, as well as training and work experience.

  • British Council.jpg victorious_sparrow | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    19 Apr 2022

    Thanks for your great post

    1. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
      victorious_sparrow's comment 22 Apr 2022

      I agree with victorious_sparrow,that post is really nice and interesting to read.

  • British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2022

    We can start a sort of fundraiser for Syrian refugees don't you think. We can also learn more about the crisis and the war and by that we can help them by spreading awareness around us. Over the years social media has been a great way of impacting in the lives of people we can maybe take an estimated number of refugees and assign them to different houses, but strictly keep family together. I think that is just a little step we have to take.

    1. avatar.jpg Rachel @ KPMG
      champion_elephant's comment 19 Apr 2022

      Thanks champion_elephant for your comment, interesting insights and suggestions. Have you seen examples of refugee policies that you thought worked well?

      1. British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Rachel @ KPMG's comment 20 Apr 2022

        No actually I have not, policies that help refugees are few in number do you not agree.

    2. British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      champion_elephant's comment 20 Apr 2022

      I completely agree with you champion_elephant. Social media is one of the easiest ways to spread awareness about refugees as it connects to a lot of people all over the world. Organizing a fundraiser too is a really good way to help Syrian refugees as it is a simple and fun group activity that can be done even within our neighbourhood. A lot of people would want to participate in the fundraiser since it is for a good cause and so I totally agree with you. Champion_elephant, your idea about estimating refugees and assigning them to homes, gave me an idea. My idea is that through social media advertisements can be made for people who are willing to take in refugees to be able to do so. They will fill in some forms. But if that particular refugee that is to be "adopted" has a family, the person who has applied to take him/her in must be willing to take in the rest of the family too.

    3. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      champion_elephant's comment 20 Apr 2022

      When helping refugees, don't seek information about what's happening in their country, they are refugees, that's all what you need to know. Seeking information about a war is exhausting. You will find lots of contrast ideas and news that will just throw you into a dark loop. They are refugees, help them, that's it

  • Cheam Fields logo sympathetic_swan | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    19 Apr 2022

    I really like your post about the Syrian refuges because I a from Syria and I was born when the war started so I had to come to the Uk. Currently, Syria is now a pile of rubble and I lost many cousins and uncles from this war and we could actually do a fundraiser for not just Syria, for other countries.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      sympathetic_swan's comment 19 Apr 2022

      Thank you for sharing your experience, sympathetic_swan.

  • British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2022

    Not really most policies about refugees are not really considerate or do you not think so

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      champion_elephant's comment 20 Apr 2022

      In what way are the policies not considerate? How would you make policies to refugees considerate?

      1. British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        James @ KPMG's comment 21 Apr 2022

        I mean what better way to make the policies more considerate than to make refugees involves, there should be a faction a group of people whose countries are frequently involved in war and map out a perfect policy and strategy to be used when refugees evolved.

    2. British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
      champion_elephant's comment 22 Apr 2022

      I don't really agree with you champion_elephant as a lot of this policies are being achieved for the refugees. As an example, UNRWA "The United Nations Relief and Works for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East" is doing a great job for them as building free schools for them and giving them a lot of financial aids, and I am talking this based on experience as Lebanon is one of the host countries for Palestinian refugees. So yes maybe some policies are not considerate but others are working successfully

      1. British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        amazing_reflection's comment 22 Apr 2022

        I don't agree with you amazing_reflection I know what you mean but those people on the board sadly do not understand what it's like to be a refugee

  • British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2022

    I have heard a lot of people say that Syrian refugees are terrorist and it is very sad painful because most of Syrian refugees flee their homes without any belongings trying to escape terrorists only to be accused of being terrorists themselves.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      champion_elephant's comment 19 Apr 2022

      What suggestions do you have about how to educate people about refugees, champion_elephant?

      1. British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 19 Apr 2022

        We can hold lectures and symposia's, we can also hold local interviews or even talk shows.

      2. British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 22 Apr 2022

        Okay!
        We can support refugees by letting everyone who has lived abroad know how difficult it is to learn a new language, make friends, understand the culture, and find a place to live or a new job. This is why integration is so important for refugees. In many countries of the world a whole range of community initiatives have emerged to welcome newcomers, such as asylum advice, language classes, bicycle recycling programmes, and support for single women.

    2. British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      champion_elephant's comment 20 Apr 2022

      An example of what champion_elephant said is seen in my community. I had an experience where I was sitting with my friends and we were discussing. We discussed many things and then someone asked a question about whether it was good to accept refugees into a country. Someone then said, "No, it is not good because many of them are terrorists. Take for example Syrians...". At that point, I stopped the person and said "just because someone comes from a country that is suffering from terrorism, doesn't mean that person is a terrorist". We argued and argued to no avail because the person still did not believe me. This is very saddening that at a time like this when people are suffering, instead of helping them we shut them out. We should welcome refugees and make them feel at home not castigate them because of our false beliefs.

    3. British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
      champion_elephant's comment 21 Apr 2022

      Hey champion_elephant, I would like to ask you a question. Do you know why middle eastern refugees especially are considered as terrorists ?

    4. British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      champion_elephant's comment 22 Apr 2022

      I do not agree with you how refugees can be terrorists, although they are the most vulnerable group to wars and forced to leave their homes, so tell me, how can refugees be terrorists

  • British Council.jpg skillful_cranberry | School of Excellence Sector-23 Rohini | India
    19 Apr 2022

    I would like to answer question number 3 ...
    Yes the peace could be established in the world one day, all we need to do for that is to realize what destruction does a war do. Not that we don't know about it already but to realize what destruction we are planting for our future.

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Apr 2022

    I think that the Syrian refugees are victims of political crises, manufactured by the parties to the crisis, which forced some to flee from the borders of Syria to other neighboring countries, and that the Syrian refugees have become the largest refugee crises in the world, and they are now living their worst times. The impact is not limited to basics such as eating and drinking, but rather expanding To reach the mental health that threatens their lives, many are homeless, many have dropped out of school, and many have begged, but!! There are countries that opened their doors to them and countries that closed them in their faces!! Where are human rights and where are the international forums to see the clear failure of some in the issue of Syrian refugees, countries must look with humanity and pity their condition and provide support to them, we do not forget the tragedy of the Syrians to migrate at sea. They drowned and were thrown by the waves on the shore. Wasn't this scene enough to shed light on the peaceful passage of Syrian refugees, or to ensure security for them within their country? Everyone hopes that the refugee issue will see the light and that the parties will be able to reach solutions that will ease the severity of asylum on the countries receiving refugees. Also, the Syrians will be able to start a new life inside their country away from the causes of asylum such as wars and conflicts, and hope remains for a solution to the refugee issue in the world and for lasting peace...

    1. Cheam Fields logo sympathetic_swan | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
      aware_painting's comment 20 Apr 2022

      I agree with you strongly aware_painting because I am actually from Syria and I was born over there. When I was born we had to go to the Uk because the war started and the people who invaded us was Russia. It was very hard for my family and I to move to a different country. I lost a big part of my family (including cousins uncles and many more). If you go to Syria right now, it is just a pile of rubble and I am so grateful that I am in a country which is mostly peace.

      1. Cheam Fields logo content_badger | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
        sympathetic_swan's comment 23 Apr 2022

        I feel very sorry for you and hope that your family is safe and sound. I am so glad that you had an opportunity to flee and go away from Syria. Seeing Syria now will probably be very devastating for you and I really hope that you don't have to go through that again.

    2. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      aware_painting's comment 20 Apr 2022

      You have to understand that other countries take their benefits into consideration. "What hosting refugees will benefit my economy?" Constantly thinking in a humanitarian way will cause nothing but problems.

      1. British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
        easygoing_flower's comment 21 Apr 2022

        I disagree with you easygoing_flower, yes countries take their benefit into consideration but is it that harmful for the country to receive refugees? Well, if the settlement of the refugees was done in a serious and successful way, these refugees may be able to open their own businesses after than and by that they're decreasing the unemployment of the citizens, moreover these refugees may have really useful skills that help in development and enhance the quality and quantity of the production, and of course there maybe disadvantages but we have to know that refugees were never a burden for the flourish of any country's economy.

      2. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
        easygoing_flower's comment 26 Apr 2022

        I disagree with you easygoing_flower, yes countries take their benefit into consideration but is it that harmful for the country to receive refugees? πš†πšŽπš•πš• πš–πšŠπš’πš‹πšŽ πš’πš πš’πš 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πšœπšžπšŒπšŒπšŽπšœπšœπšπšžπš•and if the settlement of the refugees was done in a serious and successful way, these refugees may be able to open their own businesses, after that and by that they're decreasing the unemployment of the citizens, moreover these refugees may have really useful skills that help them in the live and get more money

  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    19 Apr 2022

    It is nice to provide assistance to someone who is a refugee, as he has lost everything that helps him to live as usual. Countries provide material assistance to them, and this is a wonderful thing, but I think that the best assistance that can be provided from my point of view is first of all securing a job for the head of the family to help him secure the needs of his family, because I live in a country where I saw How some refugees suffer from lack of work, which reflects negatively on the family

  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Apr 2022

    We can help them with 8 ways to solve the crisis
    1. The opening of safe routes to refugee havens is one of the important ways for this purpose. This means allowing families to be reunited with their families, and granting refugees entry visas so that they do not spend everything they have and risk drowning while trying to reach safety.

    2. It also means resettling all refugees who need it. Resettlement is a critical solution for the most vulnerable refugees – including torture survivors and those with serious medical problems

  • British Council.jpg fabulous_flight | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    19 Apr 2022

    Thank you for this video and this information and we can help them by 1_ collecting financial donations for them 2_ providing moral support because we are brothers 3_ allowing them to study 4_ the international initiative for conflict resolution and trying to return them to their country while ensuring peace and security for them

  • British Council.jpg fabulous_flight | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    20 Apr 2022

    We are from Jordan, the Syrians have taken refuge in our country, and they have been helped, and through my experience, we have neighbors from Syria. We have provided them with moral support and we have also provided them with work so that they harmonize with Jordanian society and do not feel that they are strangers

  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    20 Apr 2022

    These are some of the solutions that can help refugees to overcome the ordeal offered by the host country for them: 1- Giving people the opportunity to obtain asylum 2- Sponsoring refugees 3- Reuniting families separated due to asylum 4- Granting sick visas to people who need health care 5- Allowing people to study and providing the means to achieve this easily 6- Using technology and not imposing restrictions on refugees using it 7- Helping newcomers settle down and providing them with adequate support

  • British Council.jpg honorable_crow | Dr. Nazih El Bizri High School | Lebanon
    20 Apr 2022

    Instead of asking How can we help Syrian refugees? We should ask How can we stop the problems that leads to have refugees. Solving the small part of the problem which is helping refugees can be solved but how much or how many can we help!? So instead of just looking for the small part of the problem we should look for the bigger one which is the problems that leads these innocent people to leave their homeland.

    1. British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
      honorable_crow's comment 20 Apr 2022

      I agree with you in the point of "how many can we help" because yes maybe not all these refugees will receive our help. And maybe you're right in a way that we have to solve the main reason behind this conflict which is the war. But I would like to ask you a question honorable_crow, are we who decide to end the war? So as far as we can't control the main problem, we have to look forward to try to solve the concequences which one of them is the severe phenomena "refugees".

      1. British Council.jpg honorable_crow | Dr. Nazih El Bizri High School | Lebanon
        amazing_reflection's comment 20 Apr 2022

        Yes we should decide to stop the war since we're the biggest part of it we do war we stop war.

  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    20 Apr 2022

    The UN refugee agency has been on the ground since the start of the crisis, providing shelter, lifesaving supplies, clean water, hot meals, and medical care to families who have been forced to flee their homes. During winter, UNHCR also supports vulnerable families with vital winter relief items such as warm clothing, stoves, fuel for heating, and as well as cash assistance to help Syrian refugees pay rent and purchase food and medicine.
    As part of the COVID-19 response, it has provided protective equipment to hospitals and health clinics, distributed medicine, and supported the construction of quarantine areas and hygiene facilities. They have also distributed cash assistance to nearly 800,000 additional Syrian refugees and are working closely with host countries to ensure that refugees, internally displaced, and stateless people are included in national responses to the pandemic as well as COVID-19, vaccination programs. For example, in Jordan, the government has included refugees in every aspect of their public health response and some refugees have already started to receive the vaccine.

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      rational_grape's comment 20 Apr 2022

      Well done, rational_grape, for researching and then putting that research together!

  • British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    20 Apr 2022

    You said it yourself: wars don't end. As much as it will sound gloomy: No, world peace can not be achieved. For many reasons including human's nature to always seek domination over others.

    1. Cheam Fields logo sympathetic_swan | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
      easygoing_flower's comment 23 Apr 2022

      I disagree with you easygoing_flower because world peace can be achieved but if we want to achieve it, we should all work as a team for it. You might be right that wars never end but I think that peace can be achieved.

      1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
        sympathetic_swan's comment 25 Apr 2022

        But it's not about us people. We don't make the choice of war. It's the choice of some big leaders who see in a certain war a defense to their "national security". We can make some pressure to delay the war, but then it will happen no way.

        1. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
          easygoing_flower's comment 27 Apr 2022

          I strongly disagree with you easygoing_flower. yes, countries take their benefit into consideration, but isn’t very harmful for the country to receive refugees??? well if it was successful it can.

  • British Council.jpg open_construction | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    21 Apr 2022

    I want to answer the third question.

    "Si vis pacem, para bellum" is a Latin saying that translates to "If you want peace, prepare for war"
    It comes from the book "Epitoma Rei Militaris" by the Roman general Vegetius (his full name is Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)
    Peace is linked to war. The two are related to each other as if they were two sides of the same coin. In my opinion, there are many global problems that are not limited to refugees only. But if we use our hearts and emotions and stay away from hate and be of one heart, we can do the impossible. Unfortunately, this love disappeared due to material priorities.

  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Apr 2022

    Okay! If I am a newspaper I can help refugees by:
    Work as a volunteer at a refugee organization near you. You can harness your skills to teach refugees a specific language, craft or sport.
    Helping refugees find work, where you can hire a refugee, support a refugee-owned business, provide training or volunteer opportunities for refugees.
    Be a supporter and advocate! Join a campaign to raise awareness of refugee issues and show solidarity with them.
    Help the refugees integrate and take a tour of your city, offering them activities such as watching football together or having dinner.
    Make a donation. This option may not be practical for you, but your donation will make a huge impact on the lives of refugees.

  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Apr 2022

    Do you think that peace will spread all over the world one day?
    Yes, why can't we spread peace when we are united together with each other, and as it is said (in union is strength), we are determined to establish a just and lasting peace in all parts of the world in accordance with the principles and purposes of the Charter. We dedicate ourselves once again to supporting all efforts to spread peace and justice

  • British Council.jpg enterprising_information | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt
    23 Apr 2022

    I disagree with you easygoing_flower, yes countries take their benefit into consideration but isπš—'𝚝 πšπš‘πšŠπš πš‘πšŠπš›πš–πšπšžπš• for the country to receive refugees? πš†πšŽπš•πš• πš–πšŠπš’πš‹πšŽ πš’πš πš’πš 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πšœπšžπšŒπšŒπšŽπšœπšœπšπšžπš•.

  • British Council.jpg super_writer | Beitsurik Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2022

    1) What other ways can we help refugees?
    There are several ways to help refugees in my country or in countries other than mine, including:
    1- Donate some money and donate to a reputable organization that distributes money directly to refugees and other organizations that help them. The International Rescue Committee, Oxfam, and Doctors Without Borders are all trusted organizations that accept donations.
    2- If I have an extra house other than the one I live in or an extra room in my house, I must open the house to refugees
    3- I give a refugee a job in my company or my own business.

  • British Council.jpg super_writer | Beitsurik Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2022

    2) What other information do you know about Syrian refugees?
    The information I know about Syrian refugees is: After 10 years of crisis, life is more difficult than ever for Syrian refugees and displaced persons. Millions have been forced to flee their homes since 2011 in search of safety as refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and other countries, or as internally displaced persons within Syria. As the war continues, hope is fading fast. Under the weight of the catastrophic effects of the epidemic and rising levels of poverty, every day has become an emergency for Syrians forced to flee. Millions of Syrians have been forced to flee across their country's borders in what has become the world's largest refugee crisis in decades.
    Turkey currently hosts the largest number of registered Syrian refugees, more than 3.6 million people.

    The vast majority of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries live in urban areas, while 1 in 20 of them live in refugee camps.

    In all neighboring countries, life is a daily struggle for millions of Syrian refugees with little or no financial resources.

    Many of them have lost their jobs since the start of the coronavirus crisis. In Lebanon, 9 out of 10 refugees are now living in extreme poverty. There are no formal refugee camps in the country, and as a result, Syrians live within communities and in urban and rural locations across the country, often sharing their small accommodations with other refugee families and living in overcrowded accommodation.

  • British Council.jpg strong_bird | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    25 Apr 2022

    We don't have to give solutions to refugees, my dear
    You should formulate your question: How can we return the refugees to their country, as they have the full right to return to their demolished homes, their occupied lands, and their disintegrated (unconnected) businesses. To their homes while they were victorious, and the war had its results recently, people were sleeping and the house fell and crashed over their heads. Before we find solutions to bring them back to their country, we must appreciate the tragedy they are in and their suffering with their children and the death of the people dearest to their hearts and share their joys and sorrows, even if we intensify our efforts All of the refugees returned to their homes with sincere greetings....

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