Civilian Abuses during the Syrian Civil War
The armed conflict in Syria is enough indication that humans must seek peace or perish together. The Syrian civil war began in the year 2011 during a series of protest that swept over sections of North Africa and Middle East. Sadly, the war is still ongoing with the situation getting worse each day. Nobody predicted that this war would last this long and claim so many lives. Over 500,000 civilians have died as result of the war.
The war is primarily fought between two factions namely: The Syrian Government and its allied forces versus Syrian rebels backed the US military. The armed conflict in Syria is quite complex due to the fact that the opposing sides are supported by a number of countries. As of now, no person can predict when the war will end as both sides show no sign of cease fire. With innocent civilians continuing to die each, everyone in the world is crying for peace to be realized.
Human right abuses
The civil war in Syria has claimed above five hundred thousand people. Millions of people have sustained serious injuries due to the war. The situation has also left millions of people displaced, while those lucky enough have been able to escape Syria to seek asylum in other countries. It is quite depressing to find out the number of people affected by the Syrian civil war. The Assad regime has killed hundreds of thousands in the war. The regime has also murdered people through the use of chemical weapons. The rebels are equally to blame for killing thousands of civilians. In short, the human rights and code of conduct expected to be followed in times of war has been totally ignored. The Syrian war has also injured thousands of children and women.
Aid agencies trying to reach the affected populace have been prevented from reaching their destination by both sides. Food supplies have been blocked from reaching a big population of Syrians who may starve to death, medical aid has also been restricted.
Starvation is a serious threat to the life of many people in Syria because aid is being prevented from reaching it’s destination. Women have also been raped in masses as result of this conflict. Lots of volunteer medical personnel from other countries have also been prevented from accessing the injured patients that need medication the most.
The Syrian civil war hasn’t stopped despite many efforts from the UN and Arab league of nations. The Assad government has blatantly refused to engage the group of rebels it calls terrorists. With no end in sight, the Syrian war will continue to claim more casualties. The prayer in the world over is for world leaders to unite in order to end the suffering and death of the Syrian people.