Pages

Jump to bottom

7 comments

1
CuriousLurker  Sep 21, 2015 • 10:30:06am

Do you mean besides the 1.17 million tiny Lebanon has taken in, the 613K Jordan has taken, the 215K Iraq has taken, the 139K Egypt has taken, the 25K other North African countries have taken, not to mention the 832K Turkey has taken (do they count if they’re not Arab)? You really should google this stuff first.

Also see:

Arabs shame rich Gulf States over refugee crisis

Across Europe, leaders have come under fire for their handling of the worst refugee crisis in generations. But in the Middle East, people are pointing their fingers elsewhere: At oil-rich Gulf states.

dw.com

2
sffilk  Sep 21, 2015 • 10:34:09am

re: #1 CuriousLurker

This is all news to me. Thank you for the information.

However, it seems there are more countries which aren’t listed. Could you elucidate?

3
CuriousLurker  Sep 21, 2015 • 10:44:15am

re: #2 sffilk

You’re welcome. No, I can’t elucidate for you, but I’m sure if you take the time to go through all the tweets in the Deutsche Welle article I linked to, you’ll find some answers. Now that you’ve brought it up—I assume because you’re sincerely interested in the answer—why don’t you look into it and write a Page for us about what you find out?

4
Great White Snark  Sep 21, 2015 • 2:31:58pm

Wow that;s stunning.

5
CuriousLurker  Sep 21, 2015 • 5:14:49pm

re: #4 Great White Snark

Stunning indeed, especially in Lebanon. If you go to Amnesty International their numbers are even higher and it’s staggering when you realize that the total population of Lebanon is just over 6 million.

I have no idea if the refugees (and there are others besides just Syrians) are counted as part of the population or not and I couldn’t find out. Either way, I would guess the number of refugees adds up to roughly 20% of the total population.

Think about that for a minute: The Census Bureau’s U.S. and World Population Clock currently lists our population at just over 320 million. Now try to imagine that 64 million of those people—every fifth person you encounter— is a displaced man, woman or child from a war-torn country. Makes our 11 million relatively well off illegal immigrants look like a drop in the bucket, doesn’t it?

The situation is beyond dire—nothing that you, I or probably most of the people here at LGF could even begin to fathom the reality of. Here are some numbers from Amnesty International as of early this month (September 4). Emphasis is mine:

Refugees in the region

More than 4 million refugees from Syria (95%) are in just five countries Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt:

Lebanon hosts approximately 1.2 million refugees from Syria which amounts to around one in five people in the country
Jordan hosts about 650,000 refugees from Syria, which amounts to about 10% of the population
Turkey hosts 1.9 million refugees from Syria, more than any other country worldwide
Iraq where 3 million people have been internally displaced in the last 18 months hosts 249,463 refugees from Syria
Egypt hosts 132,375 refugees from Syria

The UN humanitarian appeal for Syrian refugees is just 40% funded.

Funding shortages mean that the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon receive just $13.50 per month or less than half a dollar a day for food assistance.

More than 80% of Syrian refugees in Jordan living below the local poverty line.

Conflict in Syria

Around 220,000 people have been killed and 12.8 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria

More than 50% of Syria’s population is currently displaced.

[…]

Try to wrap your head around 50% of the U.S. population displaced. Seriously—can’t do it, can you? Neither can I. Now try to imagine surviving on fifty cents per day for food. Yeah, again, me neither.

We’re incredibly fortunate, blessed—however you want to look at it—that we’ve never known such hardship, and I pray that we never do. That said, we really have to do more as human beings, to hell with whether or not we have the same culture, language or religion. I mean even Iraq is taking them and it has it’s own boatload of problems.

All Adam’s race are members of one frame;
Since all, at first, from the same essence came.

When by hard fortune one limb is oppressed,
The other members lose their wonted rest:

If thou feel’st not for others’ misery,
A son of Adam is no name for thee.

—From Gulistan (The Rose Garden) of Saadi (c. 1213-1291), translated by Edward B. Eastwick

Thanks to the various ongoing conflicts, there are huge numbers of refugees all over the world. Here’s the main UNHCR page. It really pisses me off when people (and you know which ones I’m referring to) try to make it worse by scare-mongering and writing horribly inhumane & defamatory stories about people who have lost children, spouses, parents, etc. and are suffering horribly.

We need to help fix this, even if it’s only to protect our own interests because if the Mideast blows up over this it could start WWIII. You know what else I think? I think we should make further assistance to the Arab Gulf states—and to every country in the region for that matter—contingent upon their willingness to step up and help with this mess.

6
sffilk  Sep 23, 2015 • 5:24:14am

It appears, though, that countries like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, etc., are cheerfully refusing to help the refugees at all.

7
CuriousLurker  Sep 23, 2015 • 1:01:23pm

re: #6 sffilk

I don’t know if they’re refusing “cheerfully”—that’s an oddly deliberate choice of words on your part—it seems intended to imply sadistic pleasure on the part of the Gulf Arabs rather than just garden variety selfishness. Yes, they’re refusing and it’s shameful. This is something I pointed out in my initial response to your question and something Arabs have been pointing out also, if one cares to pay attention.

Do you have a point in pursing this? If there’s something you want to say, then say it and stop being coy—especially asking questions directed at no one in particular long after your page has dropped off the front page’s sidebar—it’s an annoyingly transparent tactic.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Trump Praises Criminal Violent Assault of the Presshuffingtonpost.com Q: What is wrong with this guy? A: He is Evil. And so are his many followers including some of our own loved ones. Hitler is on video petting little German kids on the head and smiling. Hitler is ...
Rocky-in-Connecticut
6 hours, 47 minutes ago
Views: 62 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
E-Cig Co. Put Viagra, Cialis in Vape Liquids—the FDA Is Throbbing Mad The US Food and Drug Administration made clear on Thursday, October 11 that it has a major bone to pick with an electronic-cigarette vendor that illegally pumped prescription erectile dysfunction drugs into unapproved e-liquid products intended for vaping. The ...
Thanos
4 days, 7 hours ago
Views: 229 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Answering Voter Guide Questions as a Candidate So, my county newspaper, the Bridgeport, NE News-Blade sent me a questionnaire to create a voter guide for village voters asking my positions on issues in my town. I suppose I could expound on those for many pages, but ...
Anymouse 🌹
1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 681 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 - Meet BullsEye See the origin story of Bullseye in Marvel's Daredevil Season 3, premiering exclusively on Netflix October 19, 2018. Watch Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix: netflix.com #Netflix #MarvelsDaredevil #CharlieCoxSUBSCRIBE: bit.ly About Netflix:Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 130 ...
Thanos
1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 773 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
St. Vincent - Slow Slow Disco (Audio)Songs are living things. They grow, they evolve, they change their moods and personalities over time. The latest version of 'Slow Disco' originally found on MASSEDUCTION. Upcoming Live Shows: ilovestvincent.com Connect with St. Vincent:instagram.com@st_vincentfacebook.com
Thanos
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Views: 891 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Sarah Palin’s Son Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges Sarah Palin's oldest son, Track Palin, was arrested Friday on domestic violence charges, Alaska State Troopers said. Troopers responded to his home in Wasilla at 10:37 p.m. after a report of a disturbance. Palin allegedly assaulted an acquaintance, then ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Views: 892 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Suspect My Tears (Audio) "Suspect My Tears" from the forthcoming album Look NowPre-order the new album Look Now:Official Store (signed + exclusive merch): found.eeAmazon (CD + vinyl): found.eeiTunes (digital download): found.eeSpotify (pre-save): found.eeApple Music (pre-add): found.ee Listen to “Suspect My Tears”:iTunes: found.eeSpotify: found.eeApple ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Views: 866 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0