Dr. Ben Carson Just Traveled To Jordan To Meet Syrian Refugees, Here’s What He Has To Say About It…
Over two months ago, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson began planning his trip to Amman, Jordan, to assess the Syrian refugee crisis firsthand. After meeting with government officials, humanitarian workers and the refugees themselves, he expressed his concerns over the current handling of the crisis.
“Millions of refugees have now been waiting years for the end of the war to come in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey,” Carson wrote on Facebook.” Some are giving up hope that they will ever be able to return to the country. We must keep their hope alive. Until it is safe for them to return home, Jordan is a safe place for them to wait. The kingdom has welcomed them with open arms. But Jordan is a small country. They need the world’s help to feed, educate, and care for these refugees until the war ends.”
He also expressed his belief that the United States could, and should, do more to help those who are on the front lines of this humanitarian disaster.
“The United States must do more. Bringing 25,000 refugees to the United States does nothing to solve this crisis. Jordan already houses 1.4 million refugees. Jordan needs and deserves our help.”
Carson has promised to offer real solutions to these problems in the coming days, problems which he believes were created in part by the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton. You can read the full statement below.
“Amman, Jordan – Just over two months ago I began planning a trip over the Thanksgiving Weekend to visit with Syrian Refugees, Jordanian Government Officials, and NGO’s. I wanted to come to see with my own eyes this great human tragedy.
Today I listened to the life struggles of many Syrians who were forced to flee their own homes. I met with medical professionals, humanitarian workers, and government officials. I saw pain on the faces of mothers and children.
They came to Jordan for safety. Jordan is doing an amazing job opening its doors and extending a hand in relief. The rest of the world could be doing so much more.
These brave people want nothing more than an end to the war in Syria. They want to go back to their lives. We must find a political end to this conflict.