The United States has welcomed a shamefully low number of Syrian refugees so far this fiscal year.
In a conflict that has produced 5.4 million refugees since 2011 and shows no sign of abating, American leadership is sorely needed. Ask your Member of Congress to increase humanitarian aid to Syria and to insist that America welcomes Syrian refugees.
As the Syrian Civil War enters its seventh year, the humanitarian catastrophe continues—this time most visibly in Eastern Ghouta, where recent bombing has reportedly left hundreds of civilians dead, including many women and children, and six hospitals damaged or destroyed.
As your constituent, I urge you to use your unique leadership role to increase funding that could provide assistance to help displaced Syrians and assist in emergency humanitarian responses; as well as ensure that the U.S. refugee admissions program is adequately funded and open to Syrian refugees.
The Syrian conflict has produced 5.4 million refugees since 2011 and shows no signs of abating. The number of Syrian refugees the United States has welcomed so far this fiscal year is shamefully low. Our inaction signals to the international community that the suffering of Syrians can be ignored.
Now is the time to restore America’s humanitarian leadership. We are counting on your help. Please designate more funding to aid Syrians in the 2018 budget, and take a stand for welcoming greater numbers of Syrian refugees who are fleeing unspeakable persecution and violence.
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