Khayyam Saleem

Khayyam is a young writer based in the United States. He is deeply involved in communicating information about international crises so that the public may stay informed and learn how to help should they choose to do so. He has been writing professionally for years and spends his Saturdays reading up on the latest developments in Arab Spring and playing with his two parakeets, Tazo and Maple!
Syrian refugee crisis

The Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Syrian refugee crisis started since the unrest began in Syria in 2011, millions of people have been displaced from their homes in Syria and have sought refuge in other neighboring countries or in less chaotic regions of Syria. It is estimated that over 9 million Syrians have fled their homes by the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. 2.6 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries such as Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, and Egypt.
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Syria’s Civil War

Arab Spring is in full bloom, with Syrian Civil War at the forefront. What started as peaceful protests on the part of the citizens turned into belligerence and all-out war. Syria has had a history of civil and political unrest since 1918 when the Arabs captured Damascus and ended 400 years of Ottoman rule.
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