"Following the US missile strikes in Syria, President Trump told the world that he was moved to take military action after viewing the shocking images of young Syrian victims of atrocious chemical weapons attacks. Yet, the innocent families who were killed in Idlib are no different than the people who are attempting to seek refuge in the US.
Oxfam is urging the President to change course on his discriminatory ban that blocks Syrian civilians from finding refuge in the United States. If we truly want to help protect the people of Syria, we must also be willing to offer the Syrians assistance as they flee attacks in search of safety. We should be opening our hearts and doors to the most vulnerable, not slamming them shut.
The international community as a whole must step up to offer safety from the violence that has forced more than half of Syria’s population to flee their homes. Years of attacks on civilians, conducted with impunity, have brought us to this moment. Now more than ever, Oxfam underscores the urgency of redoubling efforts to find a lasting peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis and to offer safe refuge for the Syrian people who are fleeing for their lives," said Noah Gottschalk, Oxfam America's Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisor.