Syria and Yemen are two faces of the same tragic coin whose citizens are being systematically driven out of their land to cause massive social unrest.
Whatever your political view is regarding Western-backed intervention in Syria and Yemen, no ideological or religious belief can deny that both countries are being victimized, not liberated, which is what the corporate media wants the public to believe.
The result of bombing a country or two at the same time in regions near each other can only be death, poverty, social unrest, massive migration, and yes, a surge in terrorism.
In the case of Syria, the UN confirmed today that the number of Syrian refugees registered in neighboring countries has exceeded four million, and that is only what the UN has managed to account for. The 4 million milestone has become the worst refugee crisis to which the organization has been confronted with in the past quarter century.
But the UN had already warned about the same kind of refugee problems in Yemen. Gaza and other areas where western powers and their allies in the region have done everything in their power to destroy, loot and kill.
“This is the largest refugee population in one conflict in a generation. It is a population that requires the support of the world, but instead lives in appalling conditions and sinking deeper and deeper into poverty,” said the High Commissioner of Nations for Refugees (UNHCR), Antonio Gutierres, in revealing this new and terrible record.
After four and a half years of armed violence between western-backed rebels and the Syrian Army, the conflict in Syria shows no signs of a solution and attempts to open the way for a political failure largely because of western influence that seeks death and destruction by arming rebels groups against rebel groups as well as rebel groups against defenseless populations.
The effort made by Russia, China and other eastern movers and shakers have fallen on a rotten soil where disagreements are the status quo.
While the United States and Israel intend to overthrow President Bashar Al Assad Russia and China rightfully point out that such an action would end up digging a deeper hole for the people in the region; much like it did in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, where they US also intervened.
The Syrian conflict also caused serious tensions between influential countries in the Middle East. Turkey has become a US ally and has aided ISIS by mobilizing terrorists, weapons and other equipment to arm the terror group to fight in Syria.
This week, the Turkish President has stationed a large contingent of troops and weapons on the border with Syria in which many believe are preparations to invade Syria.
In addition to the more than four million refugees, 7.6 million Syrians are displaced inside Syria, many of them in difficult circumstances or in places that are difficult to access for organizations that provide humanitarian aid.
The speed with which the situation continues to deteriorate in Syria is reflected in the figure of four million refugees in just ten months after the UNHCR communicated that the number had reached three million refugees.
The difficult conditions are pushing more and more of these refugees into Europe, via sea routes from Turkey heading to Greece as the closest and most convenient destination.
In European countries they have already registered a total of 270,000 asylum applications from people who jump on boats and attempt to sail to Europe. However, the vast majority of refugees remain in the region with the largest number of them found in Turkey, where there are 1.8 million in total.
In Lebanon they represent about a quarter of the population, or 1.17 million, while there are 630,000 in Jordan, 250,000 in Iraq, and 12,00 in Egypt. Another 32,000 are distributed in other parts of North Africa.
This tragedy is compounded, according to the UNHCR that recalled the lack of funds for the most basic needs of the displaced and the communities where they have installed people who have very quickly been overtaken in their capacity to deal with the huge number of refugees.
According to findings on the ground, the organization has received only a quarter of the 5,5 billion that are needed for humanitarian aid and reconstruction,.
If this situation does not improve, the refugees will begin to suffer cuts in food aid, health care and lack of opportunity to school their children. Most children have become sources of income for many families whose only recourse to get some money is to have them do some kind of work, begging or through forced marriages.