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The plight of Syrians

Published : Saturday, 27 August, 2016 at 8:21 PM  Count : 304


How does it feel to live in constant sounds of guns and barrels? How does it feel to be perpetually enveloped by clouds of fear and threats of bombs, terror attacks, and airstrikes? How does it feel to smell the corpses rotting under the rubble? How does it feel when seeing charred and maimed bodies is a part of the routine? These are the horrendous circumstances under which the younger generation of Syria is growing up. Of late, the photo of a 5 year old Syrian boy - Omran Daqneesh, is doing rounds in media. His bloodied face, dazed eyes and body covered in dust after being rescued from rubble in Aleppo, is enough to jolt the conscience of the world. Earlier, a photo of the lifeless body of 3-year-old Syrian Aylan Kurdi sent shockwaves around the world, and the world expressed outrage, grief and disappointment over the plight of the migrants. But such heightened emotions proved short-lived and soon subsided because of the threats of terror and demographic change in West that came along with migrants.
There is a need of greater realisation in world leaders to do a lot more to stabilise this war-torn country. The country has long been burning, and it is about time the world leaders found an inclusive political solution to the mess that it has become today.
Ahmed Bulbul
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