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Almedin Mulasalihovic 12/7/16 Assignment 4 INTL 1050 Since the war broke out in Syria in 2011, it is estimated that around 11 million Syrians have had to run away from their homes. As the war clocks its sixth year, over 13 million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in the country. This begs the question: who is to blame? Is this the aftermath of colonialism and imperialism? Or should international development take all the blame? Americans are responsible for the chaos their government is encouraging in the Middle East (Bennis, 2016). According to Bennis, the United States has for a long time meddled in the issues of the Middle East. They have interested in oil, military bases, sale of weapons and curbing the influence of Russia. This has led to serious unforeseen consequences. Over 250,000 Syrians have since died during the war period. With time, the war has gone beyond Mr. Assad. It is no longer a battle between the supporters and those against Mr. Assad. It has received regional and worldwide enforcement. Al-Assad told the Russian media that Europe is responsible due to the fact that it assisted terrorism. He further went ahead to accuse the U.S of intentionally looking the other side over its duty in the war against ISIS. CNN also reported that President Assad is saying that the Western nations have fueled the refugee crisis by aiding opposing groups in the war (Mullen and Walker, 2015). In conclusion, the Syrian refugee related crisis has so much to do with the United States of America, if the allegations of Assad are anything to go by. However, the situation ought to be looked at in totality so as to find an amicable solution. The majority of the world's people live in poverty in the worldwide South. Around a billion live in outrageous destitution, without access to satisfactory nourishment, water, and different necessities. Wealth accumulation relies on upon the meeting of fundamental human needs, for example, access to nourishment, water, training, safe house, and medicinal services.
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