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The Syrian refugee crisis and the role of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

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posted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by Zahid Ahmed
Following the Arab Spring, the Middle East is in chaos with ongoing wars in Yemen and Syria. There are millions of Syrians seeking refuge in neighboring countries like Turkey and Lebanon, and in European countries like Greece, Hungary, and Germany. Nonetheless, the largest proportion of Syrian refugees in hosted by neighboring countries needing continuous support of the international community. As the issue of Syrian refugees is transnational, there is a need to look for multilateral options for dealing with the crisis. Thus, the role of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
(OIC) becomes crucial. Irrespective of being labelled as a ‘talk fest’, there is no denying of the fact that OIC has significant potential for tackling grave challenges facing the Muslim world. The problems range from extremism and radicalization to poverty and illiteracy. Now there is the emergent challenge of refugees from the Middle Eastern crisis. This paper evaluates the role of OIC with reference to the Syrian refugee crisis in the Middle East and beyond.

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Title of book

Global perspectives on human migration, asylum, and security

Chapter number

6

Pagination

115 - 126

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of publication

Hershey, Pa.

ISSN

2475-6571

eISSN

2475-658X

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2018, IGI Global

Extent

8

Editor/Contributor(s)

C Akrivopoulou

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