With the attention of the international community currently focused on the crises in Israel/Gaza, Iraq, and Ukraine, the conflict in Syria has been pushed off the front page. However, armed factions in Syria are still fighting a brutal civil war that has left over 150,000 people dead and almost 3 million displaced. The growing refugee crisis is particularly concerning, as many of Syria’s neighbours are already heavily burdened by the influx of asylum-seekers. With the number of refugees projected to exceed over 3.5 million by the end of the year, the crisis poses a serious risk to the security and stability of the region.
The following infographic addresses the growing concern over Syria’s refugee crisis and outlines what the international community is doing to help.