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Op-Ed: Syrian refugee crisis is going to require long-term help

Headline Title:  Op-Ed: Syrian refugee crisis is going to require long-term help 26 July 2012 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.That was Iraq in 2006. In 2012 it is Syria. And there is a tragic irony because Syria is not only…

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