(Saudi Gazette) After escaping a devastating war, frustrated Syrian refugees in aid-starved neighboring states say they must now choose between an exodus to Europe or "returning home to die".
Millions of Syrians have found shelter in surrounding countries including Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan that are now struggling to cope with the massive influx.
A lack of jobs and humanitarian assistance means that many are now giving up on their host nations. "What do they expect us to do, to die in silence?" said Mohammed Al-Hariri, who lives in Jordan’s vast Zaatari desert refugee camp.
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"Syrians now have two choices: either to return and die in their country or to emigrate," he said. Around 340,000 migrants reached the EU’s borders in the seven months to July, in the continent’s biggest migration crisis since World War II, with hundreds perishing at sea.