New York Daily News: America, Open Your Arms To Syrian Refugees

By Melanie Nezer Vice President of Policy & Advocacy HIAS, Member Of The Multi-Faith Alliance For Syrian Refugees In Jordan We must help. U.S. officials have promised that the United States will do everything in its power to meet the needs of displaced Syrians, who are facing the worst refugee crisis in the world in decades. The conflict in Syria has forced more than 2.5 million people from their homes; over half are children, who are already being referred to as Syria's "lost generation. " As the world's most powerful nation, and the one with the most robust history of immigration, we have a basic responsibility to protect particularly vulnerable refugees, including women, who are caring fo

Miami Herald Article: Syrian Refugee Crisis Brings Israelis And Arabs Together In Miami Beach

By Carli Teproff When he left his hometown in northern Syria in spring 2012, the medical worker thought he would only be gone for two weeks to visit friends and family in Turkey and the United States. He brought only one suitcase. But as the civil unrest in his country grew — and the government caught wind that he was aiding wounded Syrians — he knew that he’d be in danger if he returned. So the man became what he calls an “accidental refugee.” He left behind his parents, apartments, childhood mementos, pictures, winter wardrobe, nearly everything. “I thought I was only going to be gone a short time,” he said after speaking Monday to a group of people gathered at the Eden Roc hotel in Miami

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