September 5, 2013
Why Human Rights Groups Don’t Agree on What to Do About Syria

Human rights groups say the U.S. and its allies have not presented a cohesive plan to deal with an expected stream of refugees that will attempt to flee Syria before and after potential upcoming U.S. strikes on the Assad regime. The groups are also worried that Western governments haven’t done enough to prop up moderate rebel factions. Consequently, they fear that Islamists could end up filling a post-Assad power vacuum.
Syria’s refugee crisis has become the worst in 20 years, with an estimated 2 million Syrians living in tents in neighboring countries, and another 4.25 million displaced internally.
But the situation seems set to worsen further, because countries sharing a border with Syria have begun to block Syrians from entering their territories.
Read more. [Image: Umit Bektas/Reuters]

Why Human Rights Groups Don’t Agree on What to Do About Syria

Human rights groups say the U.S. and its allies have not presented a cohesive plan to deal with an expected stream of refugees that will attempt to flee Syria before and after potential upcoming U.S. strikes on the Assad regime. The groups are also worried that Western governments haven’t done enough to prop up moderate rebel factions. Consequently, they fear that Islamists could end up filling a post-Assad power vacuum.

Syria’s refugee crisis has become the worst in 20 years, with an estimated 2 million Syrians living in tents in neighboring countries, and another 4.25 million displaced internally.

But the situation seems set to worsen further, because countries sharing a border with Syria have begun to block Syrians from entering their territories.

Read more. [Image: Umit Bektas/Reuters]

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