Syrian Refugees

TitleSyrian Refugees
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSkipper, RB, Connolly, P, Althus, RA, Currie, RA, Malm, H
Date Published2017
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng

The civil war in Syria, along with the emergence of the self-proclaimed Islamic State there
and in Iraq, has generated a tragic diaspora. Nearly half of Syria’s population of ten million
have overwhelmed international refugee agencies as they seek safety and shelter elsewhere.
Most have wound up in neighboring countries. Over a half-million have risked the
dangerous sea passage and settled in Europe. But the United States, which prides itself as the
refuge of the world’s dispossessed, had accepted only 1,736 Syrians as of May, 2016, a
relatively minuscule number of mostly women and children.

NotesCase from the 2017 International Ethics Bowl on February 26, 2017 in Dallas Texas This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit nd/4.0/. © 2016 Robert Skipper, Peggy Connolly, RuthAnn Althaus, Robert Currie, and Heidi Malm.