Syrians don’t want to be Refugees

Syrians don’t want to be Refugees

On Monday, September 14th, Rev. Dr. Riad Jarjour, of the Forum for Development, Culture, and Dialogue, shared a hopeful vision for Syria’s future – that of a peaceful country where each person, regardless of their faith, ethnicity or gender, would share fully in the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship.

He explained that in this moment, more than anything Syrians want to be able to stay in their homes without fearing for their lives saying that “No one wants to become a refugee, not in the US or anywhere.” Dr. Jarjour is also deeply concerned that at this moment Syria is losing an entire generation to emigration and violence, “This loss will set Syria back another 10 or 15 years.”

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