refugees struggle physically and mentally because of poverty and the traumas of their home countries. I chose interactionist perspective because I have been to Turkey as a missionary to serve Syrian refugees. Seeing the Syrians’ lives every day and living with them for more than a year, I got to know their real struggles and hardships. I could also understand and experience how they live. The Syrian refugees in Turkey face lots of difficulties and problems. First of all, the language is different. Through the war, they have lots of illnesses and diseases. But because they do not know the language, they cannot use medical facilities. I went with a Syrian family once to a hospital because the younger son was sick. However, Turkish people who do not like Syrian refugees expected Syrians to know Turkish and they said something rudely.
This Syrian family could not understand Turkish, and they ended up going home without seeing a doctor. Not only in medical facilities, but everyday life is hard for them. Mostly, Syrian men work at textile factories. They work more than expected work hours. And they earn less than expected income. Having not enough money to support the families, most Syrian children cannot get education. They either work from young age, stay at home, and play games with their phones. A lot of children cannot read or write. Syrian refugees do not have any hope. They struggle so much that they lost all their hopes in lives. Their only want and desire is to survive in this world. Syrian refugee problem is only a part of the refugee problems in the world.
Reference United Nations. (n.d.). Figures at a Glance. Retrieved from - at-a-glance.html
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