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Gainesville residents discuss the Syrian refugee crisis and how it is affecting nations like America. With more than 4 million Syrian refugees abroad and 7 million internally displaced, the world is feeling the burden of the Syrian refugee crisis.
Sameer Saboungi, a University of Florida student, migrated from Syria when he was a child. The world, not just the United States, has a responsibility to answer to the horrors that have been quickly erupting in his home country, he said.
Sameer Saboungi released 70 black balloons Thursday, letting them fly high above the Plaza of the Americas and simultaneously raising awareness of the Syrian conflict.