Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

Syrian refugee crisis is going to require long-term help

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, head of refugee and migrants’ rights at Amnesty International.

This op-ed was originally published on CNN.com.

A tense political situation deteriorates; violence rapidly escalates with dire effects on the civilian population – people are killed indiscriminately, property is destroyed and what starts as a slow trickle of refugees into neighbouring countries becomes a deluge.