Friday, September 11, 2015

Almost half of Syria is fleeing

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The image of the lifeless little boy, facedown on a beach, highlights the deadly risks for Syrian refugees.

For three years, a civil war has raged in the country, causing the deaths of more than 200,000 people, and sending people fleeing from their homes.

The country of about 23 million is falling apart, with almost half the population on the run. At least 4.1 million people have left the country and another 7.6 million are internally displaced

Mashable looked at the numbers to put them in context.

Syria refugee population

The map below shows the rise of the refugee population in Syria's neighboring countries of Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan Read more...

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