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Ask Syrian refugees what they think

A survey shows the majority of Syrians who have fled to Europe think President Bashar al-Assad is a greater threat than than Isis, and most want to return to Syria one day…..

The Syrian civil war started in 2011 in the context of the Arab Spring protests. It has since escalated to a fully-fledged armed conflict.
A survey conducted by researchers from the Berlin Social Science Center, asked 889 Syrian refugees living in Germany various questions, such as why they left Syria, what it would take for them to return, and what the international community should do.
The survey shows that the majority of Syrians who have fled to Europe think President Bashar al-Assad is a greater threat than than Isis. 70% left due to war. 92% want to return to Syria. More Syrians feared President Assad’s forces than Isis. Most report that President Assad’s military response to demonstrations is more responsible for the conflict today than Isis.
Original online story here via Independent UK
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President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.