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European headlines: The Syrian crisis is a “bottomless hole” that the EU cannot fill.

by YCPress

Seta. Asagdean, 17 years old, is an orphan living in the Allepo refugee camp.

When she was eight years old, civil war broke out in Syria.

The war took all the lives of her loved ones and the colorful years that should have belonged to her…

“I spent all my childhood in fear, anxiety and unease.

“Three times I passed death, and it is God’s care of me that I can still survive.”

“I hope the war can stop and I can live in a peaceful land.”

This is the greatest wish of a 17-year-old girl after half a life of suffering!

With the years of Seta flower season, there are war, bloodshed, tears, rubble…

Seta’s childhood is a microcosm of the lives of the Syrian nation over the past decade…

Seta is one of the 13 million people living in Syria that desperately need humanitarian aid…

This number is expanding every year, and this year it is 20% higher than last year…

Perhaps many people do not know that Syria, a Middle Eastern country, also had its own vision, that is, to fully integrate into the world economy and become the center of regional stability by 2020. However, the civil war crisis that broke out in 2011 turned all this to a dash.

The European Union is filling the “bottomless hole” it has dug in vain.

In March 2021, the Syrian crisis has been going on for 10 years. For 10 years, Syria has suffered from external intervention, imposed programs, terrorism, and blockade sanctions. So far, the humanitarian situation in Syria and its neighboring countries is still deteriorating.

From March 29th to 30th local time, the 5th Brussels International Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, co-sponsored by the European Union and the United Nations, was held online. In his video message, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres illustrated the urgency of resolving the Syrian crisis with figures.

“This year, more than 13 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance, an increase of 20% over last year. In addition, 10.5 million people also need support in neighboring countries hosting Syrian refugees.” Syria has a total population of less than 17 million in 2020, and before the crisis a decade ago, it had a population of about 22 million.

△A child in Hol refugee camp in northeast Syria in July 2019

(Image source: UNICEF)

UNHCR estimates that at least $10 billion will be raised for this purpose in 2021. According to EU statistics, after eight hours of pledging statements on the 30th, the pledge amount of the conference was finally $6.4 billion, far from achieving the target. The EU-led donation has been made for five years, just like filling the bottomless hole that has been dug by itself.

In a recent signed article, French international political expert Jiger shouted rudely to a number of American and Western countries, “Sup, let Syria go”. Ji Ge believes that in the spring of 2011, it was the Western government and the media that exaggerated the anti-government voice in Syria, but selectively blinded the majority who supported the government and once again directed the drama of promoting “regime change”.

The Syrian conflict was seriously interfered with by external forces from the beginning, which only added fuel to the fire. Western powers believe that they have a mission to uphold so-called democratic concepts and values in other countries, which is actually just an excuse for them to illegally interfere in the internal affairs of other countries. European powers align with the United States and just grab profits for the United States.

European powers become an accomplices to the United States to create the Syrian crisis

△Albaş, an economist from Damascus University in Syria, participated in the video conference of the Schiller Institute.

As an insider, Albash, an economist at the Syrian Damascus University, can see it clearly. In March this year, he made a break when he attended the video conference of the Schiller Institute, an international think tank: the United States and Western countries are going to use the embargo, war and sanctions to crush Syria, and not give the Syrian government a chance to turn around. Albash recalled that from 2000 to 2010, Syria’s average annual economic growth rate reached 5%. Today, the Syrian economic system is paralyzed, the infrastructure is damaged, and 80% of the source of national income is controlled by external forces.

△Morrel, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, visited the Hor refugee camp in northeast Syria.

(Image source: social media account)

Morrel, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, just visited Syria again at the end of March, and he also conveyed the true voice of the Syrian people when he participated in the pledging conference on the 30th. He said that people there are no longer suffering from conflicts and wars alone, and the current economic crisis, the impact of sanctions and the coronavirus epidemic have also made people hopeful.

Morrel also called for all sanctions that cause harm to civilians and affect basic services and food security must be addressed. If you are not careful, the practices of the United States and Western countries have been “connotated”. No wonder there is no replay of the video of Morrel’s speech on the webpage created by the European Union External Action Agency for the pledging conference.

According to other data from the International Committee of the Red Cross, Syria’s electricity production has fallen by 70% in the past decade, the supply of drinking water has also decreased by 30% to 40%, and half of hospitals have been damaged or destroyed.

△ Syrian people protest against U.S. sanctions (Image source: AFP)

The refugee problem makes the EU feel weak.

Since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis, a large number of Syrian refugees displaced by the war have not only faced their own survival difficulties, but also brought long-rooted problems to host countries. Especially in recent years, the Syrian refugee problem has increasingly caused neighboring countries and even the European Union to scratch their heads.

By the end of 2019, the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey had reached 3.7 million. In addition to begging in their neighbors, Syrian refugees have also opened two routes to Europe, which is famous for its “preferential treatment policy”: one route runs through Libya, North Africa, to France and Italy in Western Europe; the other route passes through Turkey, across the Mediterranean Sea to Greece, and north to Central and Eastern Europe.

△ Syrian refugees who travel to Europe via Turkey

The problem of refugee resettlement makes the EU want to throw away this hot potato as soon as possible. However, there have always been great differences within the EU on the issue of refugee resettlement, and the depression of “freedom and human rights” and the real economy has never been able to achieve a satisfactory final balance between politicians.

Where is the road to the Syrian crisis?

At the pledging conference on March 30, the consensus was constantly reaffirmed to seek a political solution to the Syrian crisis within the framework of United Nations Security Council resolution 2254. However, the words of the American and Western countries seem to be under the guise of “political solution” to promote their “regime change” agenda. The U.S. delegates also said that the United States would not provide reconstruction assistance if the Syrian issue did not make progress on the political track. Obviously, the United States and the West are undoubtedly the biggest “roadblockers” for Syria and the region to promote peace through development.

△ Syrian government army data map

French Foreign Minister Ledrian also said that the Syrian government and its foreign aid forces are currently binding themselves up by military means to recover lost land, which will have devastating consequences for the Syrian people.

However, French international political expert Zieg believes that on the contrary, the Syrian government regains control of the situation brings hope to end the crisis. Russia plays an important role in the rebalancing of the Syrian domestic situation, and the last province of Idlib, where the Syrian opposition and extremist groups, is the threat.

What also makes Ji Ge full of expectations is that China has always firmly advocated that Syria’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity should be effectively respected and maintained, which he believes will play a positive role on the road to peaceful reconstruction of Syria.