refugeesPax Christi USA recently signed on to an organizational letter to help Syrian refugees being circulated by the Refugee Council USA. The letter was sent to President Obama.

The letter reads, in part:

Our recommendations are as follows:

1. In light of the continuing escalation of the dire refugee crises in the Middle East, contributing to the largest number of refugees since World War II, we urge the United States to increase the number of refugees that we resettle to 200,000 for FY 16, with 100,000 of them being Syrian. This would not be the first time that the United States proudly carries out our historic tradition of welcoming refugees in large numbers. After the end of the wars in Southeast Asia, the United States resettled 111,000 Vietnamese refugees in 1979 and then essentially doubled that number to 207,000 in 1980. The United States’ rising to the occasion now would both encourage European nations to live up to their refugee protection obligations, and help to prevent further deterioration in the protection climate in the countries bordering on Syria that are currently hosting millions of Syrian refugees…

To read the entire letter, click here.

One thought on “SYRIA: Pax Christi USA signs onto letter to help Syrian refugees

Leave a Reply