Resettle Syrian Refugees in the U.S

Resettle Syrian Refugees in the U.S

By the end of April 2015, the United Nations estimated that 6.5 million people had been displaced in Syria, while more than +4 million refugees had fled to countries such as Lebanon (1.2 million), Jordan (608,000) and Turkey (1.75 million) and thousands more in Europe.

Germany expects to accept 800,000 asylum seekers this year, four times more than in 2014 and more than any other country in the European Union. The United States has so far admitted less than 1000 Syrian refugees.

The United States which has the largest economy and is the champion of democracy and human rights should stands for its values . The International Rescue Committee has argued for the U.S. to accept at least 65,000 refugees. Please sign the petition to ask the President and the government to pledge to resettle at least 65,000 Syrians by 2016. Please click here to sign petition.

To read a reflection on the Syrian refugee crisis by Omid Safi, Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Center, please click here.