Charities are scrambling to deal with Syrian refugees

The Syrian uprising to over throw President Bashar al-Assad’s regime that started in January 2011 so far has claimed more than 60,000 lives and over 500,000 Syrians fleeing to neighboring Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan in order to escape violence and civil war.  Syrian refugees have become a nightmare for those aid agencies trying to deal with the human catastrophe.  Food, clothing and shelter which are basic needs of a population are becoming scares.  Medical assistance and schooling for displaced children are becoming unfathomable tasks for international aid agencies.

Many international aid agencies are dealing with the crisis.  Among those Doctors without Borders, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Islamic Relief USA, Mercy Corps, Save the Children, Red Cross, UNICEF, and UNHCR are major players in the theater.  The overwhelmed aid agencies are appealing to governments, international agencies and individuals for many types of donations including funds, medicines, and professional services.  In the meantime, the human crisis is getting intensified by the day.  International community so far failed miserably to resolve the human catastrophe.  The United Nations, Arab countries and others are engaged but so far unable to find a way to stop human violence and sufferings.