According to The New York Times, the rising humanitarian crisis in Syria has made as many as 2,000 Syrians flee towards the Lebanon border Sunday as violence in the country keeps escalating.
The New York Times reported that Jean Paul Cavalieri, a representative with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees agency based in Lebanon, told Reuters that the agency has already been warned about the influx of refugees into Lebanon.
At least 12 families have already entered Lebanon over the past few days.
Refugees are also fleeing to Turkey. A group of 11 refugees in Turkey “spoke of a constant and heavy military presence along the road as they fled, with some asserting that the Syrian government was using helicopters to fight groups of armed defectors,” according to the article.
On March 3, 44 defecting soldiers were executed in Idlib province.
Al-Assad’s wrath is relentless and has caused thousands to die in the last year. He needs to be stopped. Even China, who vetoed a non-binding solution proposed by the U.N. last month, has issued a statement calling for the immediate end to the violence and “political dialogue” to begin.