Displaced by War

Syrians are seeking safer ground within their country and outside its borders: Approximately 6.5 million residents are “internally displaced persons,” and over two million have become refugees. Some return home briefly to check on property or relatives. Others move back after finding life in a camp or host community more difficult than expected. Nonetheless, refugee numbers are soaring.
Map: Jerome N. Cookson and Alexander Stegmaier, NGM Staff; Morgan P. Jarocki
Sources: Humanitarian Information Unit, U.S. Department of State; UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; UNHCR