More than 6.9 million people have been displaced according to UNHCR. Over half of these refugees are children. As the refugee numbers hit over 4 million in 2015, the Syrian refugee crisis is now the biggest of our era. Of the 4.6 billion dollars needed to provide adequate care for these refugee's, only 297,632,693 has been received by the international community. Leaving an overwhelming gap of 4.3 billion dollars needed.
Turkey - 3,106,932
Lebanon - 1,001,051
Jordan - 659,125
Iraq - 244,605
Egypt - 122,203
- Women and children make up 3/4 of the refugee population
- Over 50% of the Syrian population will be in need of aid
- Refugees have little more than the clothes on their backs when arriving at refugee camps
-6.8 million internally displaced within Syria
-An estimated 9 million total persons have fled their homes.
-It is now the worst crisis of our era
Refugees - 5,164,071
Data Credit UN: 09/08
Latest News and Reports
At the end of 2016, UNHR reports over 5.8 million children are effected among the 13.5 million total people in Syria effected by the Syrian Conflict. In addition, over 4.8 million people have registered as refugee's by the end of 2016.
The number of displaced people in the world has reached 60 million, according to a report in the Economist. The report comes as the bodies of 133 more migrants washed ashore Sunday in Libya, according to Reuters, after their smugglers’ boat capsized trying to reach Italy.
Millions of people are suffering in refugee camps around the world. Their lives destroyed, their loved ones murdered, their homes obliterated, they’ve been forced to travel thousands of miles to escape persecution and almost certain death. And many of us hate them for it. Why is it that these suffering individuals - many children among them - evoke such unprecedented hatred from certain factors of society.
A new report from the International Center for Transitional Justice argues that discussions about a future return of refugees and coexistence among groups currently at war in Syria must begin now, even in the face of ongoing violence and displacement. The report makes it clear that the restoration of refugees’ sense of dignity will be important to creating the necessary conditions for return and peaceful coexistence — and building a stable post-war Syria one day.
It goes without saying that the current refugee crisis is deeply, deeply, horrible. Millions of displaced people are struggling with the trauma of not only losing their own country, but of being unable to find a new one. Crammed into sordid and squalid refugee camps while the world ponders their fate, these people are desperate, and the situation is swiftly becoming unmanageable. Yet there is one group of people who are benefitting from all of this human misery – traffickers