Syrian Rights Violations

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Syria may not be the most known country, but over the last couple years it has received a lot of attention all over the world. Most likely unknown to most, there has been a lot of human rights violations happening within Syria during the last five years. Three violations happening that bring the most concern to the citizens of Syria would be all the murders happening by forces in the war, rebel groups recruiting children to be soldiers, and millions of people being displaced with nowhere to go. Life in Syria is nowhere near how any human should live. The living conditions in most areas are unfit. Millions of people are left stranded on the street with no idea where they are going to sleep at night or what they can eat for their next meal. There…show more content…
The average human does not think about the nasty and unbelievable things that happen to people on a daily basis. Most people are smart enough to hide it so they will never get caught. In Syria, violations like civil war, child soldiers, and displacement happen daily; everyone should be aware of this and try to make a stand to change things like this from happening all of the world. The government is violating all Syrians right to live their lives by putting everyone in danger. Citizens are living in fear, anger, and worry. They live day to day never knowing when their last breath or last sentence could be. The conflict started in early spring of 2011. The quarrel between rebels and the government started when Arab Spring protests started occurring. Arab Spring is known as a series of anti-government protests and uprisings across the Middle East in 2011. President Bashar al-Assad did not take kindly to these protests happening. The protesters did not agree with what President Bashar was preaching. He realized something had to be done about these people protesting against his word. Bashar officially started the war by taking things too far; he thought the necessary means to get them to…show more content…
Their country has been turned upside down and they do not know what to do with it or themselves. According to Walker (2014), children are being made broken promises that if they join these rebel groups as soldiers they will be given the education they need for the future. These children see no better option than to take up the offer; even if they denied the offer, the odds are they would be forced to join them anyway. The Islamist rebel groups are recruiting children as young as 14 years old. At this age, these kids have the option to flee to surrounding countries that will take them, live day to day on the streets of Syria, or accept offers from these rebel groups recruiting them. They are well aware that if they join these legions they will be provided with some type of shelter, food, and clothing. It gives them some kind of hope for a successful life. Not all children given this opportunity get the same happy ending they all hope for. Some of the children recruited are forced to perform suicide bombings on populated areas or the front lines. Recruiting children to fight in a war is an unethical act because these children have no clue what they are actually getting into. Children this young should not be able to decide if they want to fight as a soldier or not. Not only is it the rebel groups that are recruiting children, but it is also ISIS. ISIS recruit these children and give them

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