Repercussions Of The Syrian Crisis

The conflict evidenced in Syrian has been characterized as bloody with estimates of dead persons reaching 340,000. Additionally, millions of individuals have been ejected from their homes due to the violent war, which pits the nation’s leader; Bashar-al-Assad, opposing the ISIS and the rebels. For quite some time, the coalition led by the American government has dropped bombs that aim to target the places under the Islamic State in Raqqa. Further, Tasker contends that the Russian jets have backed Assad’s efforts and targeted at the rebels that seem friendly to the Western nations. In this regard, the leaders from the West have been torn regarding their response to the observed chaos. For instance, some leaders are calling for the ground troops to initiate repels against the ISIS militia while others are insisting on relying on air campaigns only. On the same note, nations such as Canada have opened their borders for the refugees running for their lives. Mindful of this situation, this essay attempts to explore the Syrian crisis and bring to the limelight its far-reaching and devastating effects.

Syrian Crisis
The unrest that emanated from the Arab Spring in March the year 2013 spilt over to Syria and interrupted stability that had lasted for more than 40 years. The unrest ignited a civil war, which has ravaged the country. Further, Sharara and Kanj contend that the ongoing war in Syria has lasted for approximately three years displacing over 6.5 million inhabitants while leaving more people dead. On the other hand, Carpenter claims that the regional context pertinent to the Syrian conflict is sophisticated as its internal setting and reflects the triangular geopolitical competition to dominate coupled with the ancient rivalry eminent among the Shiite and the Sunni factions of the Islam. In fact, if the peace creating organizations and international bodies fail to intervene and instigate working strategies, the crisis might continue for several years. Notably, the crisis has a vacuum regarding basic infrastructures and introduced epidemics that have affected the vulnerable populace in Syria and in the neighboring nations. In perspective, looking beyond the contextualized and direct casualties that regards to this war, it is evident that there is more to worry; for instance, civil war often brings forth conditions that result in disease outbreaks. In this regard, the people in Syria and those in the neighborhoods have faced deleterious infectious diseases including poliomyelitis, leishmaniasis, scabies, and meningitis. This has deteriorated the healthcare sector, which will need more resources to address. As such, the shuttering of the health infrastructure, the exiting of the medical practitioners, and exacerbated immunization programs has caused severe health conditions.

Effects of the War in Syria
As depicted from the preceding paragraphs, it is clear that the civil war has led to more devastating state cognizant of the resulting effects. Sharara and Kanj denote that the war brought with it exacerbations in the healthcare system, which has further led to outbreak of varied diseases causing serious health complications and deaths. Indeed, millions of the Syrian populace has been displaced from their residential places making them refugees in their country while others have sought help in the neighboring nations. Country Reports contend that the civil war seen in Syria will prolong the depressed economic situation across the nation and its neighboring countries. For instance, there has been a rampant inflation regarding the Syrian currency due to flagging reserves of hard-currencies alongside weak fundamentals. Further, due to the conflict, there are shortages of products leading to an upsurge of prices. What is more, the economic hardships evidenced might not abate amid the civil war.

As Country reports indicate, the depressed production entwined with punitive sanctions continues to erode the external balances of Syria while pressuring its currency. In addition to destructive avenues created by the civil war, economic sanctions also have acute adverse impacts on the Syrian economy. For instance, the EU embargo contextualized in 2011 affects the foreign exchange activities. Due to the decline of the oil production falls, the government loses control to the rebels entangling its economy. This has also led to collapse in export earnings while the foreign-exchange reserves have been gutted. Besides, the service industry has crambled regarding tourism that had accounted for about 12% of the GDP in the year 2010.

Further, the civil war has led the people to flee their homes in search for peace. The situation has created a condition where the masses cannot work towards achieving their needs. For instance, Whitman asserts that refugees that live outside the tents need most help; however, they are the people that have little access to such aid. ACTED, an international NGO that operates in Syria notes that there are approximately 12,000 refugee families that represent about 70%. Further, there are about 2,000 Syrian individuals that enter the Jordan on a daily basis. These refugees need resources to address their daily needs; hence, diverging the world’s developmental intention. For example, Whitman regards that funds to address the refugees’ problems are estimated to be more than $495 billion only for the year 2013. In lieu of these facts, the people face challenges to tackle basic needs leading to stressful lives.

Wolfe ascertains that there have been increased early marriages among the displaced populations. Wolfe adds that it is hard to determine the number of marriages that take place since there are over 150,000 refugees at Zaatari and more than 1,000 keep coming in every single day. For instance, According to Mercy Corps an estimated 500 underage girls Syrian get married in Jordan. In this case, the civil war robs the young girls their bright future by leading to ending their education while forcing them into marriage. Early marriages have devastating health effects that often lead to complication and death. It is, therefore, of an essence for the relevant organization and world bodies to intervene and end the war in Syria. Ending the war will decline the people’s negative health effects and lead to cohesion. Further, peace will ensure a growing economy that will increase the people’s living standards.

From the evidence provided above, it is explicit that the civil war in Syria has led to a myriad of challenges. For instance, it has led to deplorable conditions of the inhabitants forcing them to flee into other countries. The war, on the other hand, has continuously led to diseases, deaths, and economic devastations, which in one way or the other exacerbate the people’s circumstances. Hence, it is worth noting that the Syrian government together with other authorities should work towards ending this situation in an attempt to rescue the people and curb the evidenced deaths.

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