Friday, April 10, 2015

Blog #8

For this week, I looked at an article covering the humanitarian crisis occurring in the Yarmouk Palestinians refugee camp in Syria due to an invasion last week by ISIS. The article describes how almost 18,000 individuals have been trapped inside the camp due to the ongoing fighting with ISIS in the region and are beginning to starve to death.

The article describes how Pierre Krahenhubl, the commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, has been pleading for increased international aid and influences in order to allow food and supplies to be transported into the camp. However, the situation has only worsened so far as ISIS continues to engage in combat with Israel.

This particular incident is a good example of how the religious conflict that is ongoing throughout the region in relation to ISIS is negatively impacting many of the poor individuals in the region without actually harming the elite of the Middle Eastern nations. Furthermore, this particular incident and the ongoing conflict with ISIS, is a good example of how groups such as ISIS may claim to be seeking the greater good while engaging in activity that is extremely destructive.


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