The aid group Oxfam has criticized the United States along with 5 other nations for encouraging violence and not doing enough to assist refugees in Syria.
As AllGov.com reports:
Oxfam singled out the U.S., Iran, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey for “fueling violence and violations for war in Syria through arms and ammunition transfers to parties to the conflict.”
Along with the United Kingdom and Kuwait, the U.S. also was criticized for its “less than generous” offers “to welcome the most vulnerable refugees.” Oxfam claims the U.S. has resettled only 8% of its “fair share” of refugees. Since 2011, U.S. immigration authorities have admitted only 1,500 Syrian refugees into the country.
“The violence in Syria is intensifying, fueled by a divided international community and the transfer of arms and ammunition to warring parties,” said the head of Oxfam’s Syria crisis response, Adam Baker. “Faced with this grim situation, many Syrians are literally jumping in the water to seek a better future.”
For more on this, read the article from AllGov titled: “U.S. is One of Six Nations Named by Oxfam for Fueling Violence in Syria.“