Unlike the military sieges occurring within Syria, the Second Siege is not an assault of artillery and airstrikes, but of culture and economics. For hundreds and thousands of Syrian refugees attempting to relocate themselves in foreign countries with the minimal possessions they were able to carry out of Syria, the economic inequality and racial prejudice faced can often be too much to bear. A desperate situation known by many Syrian refugees as 'the Second Siege' has pushed already impoverished Syrians passed their own personal limits, making it so they can no longer bear to live as displaced refugees in an unfamiliar and unwelcoming society.
The return to Syria—the return to life in a war zone—is one of the only remaining options open to them.
The Second Siege
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