Call on President Obama to Welcome 100,000 Syrian Refugees
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The brutal conflict in Syria has caused one of the largest refugee exoduses in modern history and has forced more than 4 million people to flee their homes and cross into Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq in search of safety.
More than half of the refugees are children. One in every four inhabitants of Lebanon is a Syrian refugee. Neighboring country capacities to cope has deteriorated rapidly in the last year.
As the humanitarian situation unravels, tens of thousands of desperate refugees have poured into Europe, many losing their lives along the way. We have all seen the images of children, drowned at sea.
The United States can save these innocent lives, but to date has resettled fewer than 2,000 Syrian refugees despite the plea of the United Nations Refugee Agency for the international community to help neighboring states by resettling 10 percent (or 400,000) of the Syrian refugee population.
Please join the International Rescue Committee in taking action to rescue Syrian refugees. Urge President Obama to stand for welcome and bring the most vulnerable refugees to safety into the U.S.
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