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The Syrian Refugee Crisis

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.


Scott Falls
Scott is a Reserach Analyst with the NATO Association of Canada and former program editor for the NATO Association of Canada’s Global Horizons. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and holds an Honors B.A. in Political Science. While at Western, Scott was a student researcher with the Leadership and Democracy Lab, a student-run think tank that publishes political risk assessments on democratizing third-world nations. He also studied abroad at the University of Leeds in Northern England in 2013, focusing his studies on terrorism, political violence, and American foreign policy. Scott’s research interests include politics and security in North and West Africa, nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, intrastate conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa, and diplomacy and multilateralism.