Although the U.S. media has not covered the Syrian refugee crisis as it deserves, it remains one of the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time. To date, an estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the civil war in March 2011. According to the UNHCR, over 3 million have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq and 6.5 million remain displaced within Syria. European countries, particularly Germany, are doing their part, whereas others such as Hungary, are closing their borders.
Those numbers appear as such that – numbers. And those facts seem startling but we move on. But each number represents a person, who has a story of struggles and triumphs just like us. The Syrian toddler who drowned and washed up ashore on a Turkish beach while fleeing – his name was Aylan Kurdi and just as our own children, he had his own personality, quirks, and habits. His young life mattered. The lives of every individual Syrian, who has been forced to flee their home and live on nothing but the kindness of their neighbor – their lives matter.
In an effort to do our smallest part, Agarwal Law Offices is extending free services to any Syrian national that comes to our office requesting asylum. Every expense – mailing, copying, translation fees, and attorney work product will be waived.