The Syrian Civil War: The Conflict with the highest number of Displaced Persons in Recent History

The Syrian Civil War: The Conflict with the highest number of Displaced Persons in Recent History

The Syrian Civil War is now the conflict that has caused the highest number of displaced persons in recent history. Over 100,000 people flee across the border every month, and nearly 6.5 million people have been displaced within the country. As of today, there are more than 2.8 million refugees registered or awaiting registration in neighboring countries like Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

Moreover, a growing number of Syrians are seeking safety in much more distant countries. Many are embarking upon long journeys, in some cases to reunite with relatives living in Europe.

According to data provided by the Spanish Committee of the UN Refugee Agency (ACNUR), there are currently 123,000 Syrians in Europe, approximately 60% of which are concentrated in two countries: Sweden and Germany. The figures in Spain are much lower with only 250 Syrian asylum applications received in 2012 and 725 received in 2013. Many Syrians are currently crossing the borders of Ceuta and Melilla, including families with young children that have suffered three years of war and traveled thousands of miles in search of a safe place to live.

As a result, the Syrian Civil War has become one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent history, largely because it is the conflict that has caused the highest number of displaced persons. A figure posted on the website of the Spanish Committee of the UN Refugee Agency (ACNUR) is enough to understand the magnitude of the conflict and of the displacement of Syrians around the world:

Is Europe Showing Solidarity with Syrian Refugees?

The Syrian Civil War is now the conflict that has caused the highest number of displaced persons in recent history. Over 100,000 people flee across the border every month, and nearly 6.5 million people have been displaced within the country. As of today, there are more than 2.8 million refugees registered or awaiting registration in neighboring countries like Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

Moreover, a growing number of Syrians are seeking safety in much more distant countries. Many are embarking upon long journeys, in some cases to reunite with relatives living in Europe.

According to data provided by the Spanish Committee of the UN Refugee Agency (ACNUR), there are currently 123,000 Syrians in Europe, approximately 60% of which are concentrated in two countries: Sweden and Germany. The figures in Spain are much lower with only 250 Syrian asylum applications received in 2012 and 725 received in 2013. Many Syrians are currently crossing the borders of Ceuta and Melilla, including families with young children that have suffered three years of war and traveled thousands of miles in search of a safe place to live.

As a result, the Syrian Civil War has become one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent history, largely because it is the conflict that has caused the highest number of displaced persons. A figure posted on the website of the Spanish Committee of the UN Refugee Agency (ACNUR) is enough to understand the magnitude of the conflict and of the displacement of Syrians around the world:

The Work Done by ACNUR for Displaced Syrians

The Syrian Civil War is now the conflict that has caused the highest number of displaced persons in recent history. Over 100,000 people flee across the border every month, and nearly 6.5 million people have been displaced within the country. As of today, there are more than 2.8 million refugees registered or awaiting registration in neighboring countries like Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

Moreover, a growing number of Syrians are seeking safety in much more distant countries. Many are embarking upon long journeys, in some cases to reunite with relatives living in Europe.

According to data provided by the Spanish Committee of the UN Refugee Agency (ACNUR), there are currently 123,000 Syrians in Europe, approximately 60% of which are concentrated in two countries: Sweden and Germany. The figures in Spain are much lower with only 250 Syrian asylum applications received in 2012 and 725 received in 2013. Many Syrians are currently crossing the borders of Ceuta and Melilla, including families with young children that have suffered three years of war and traveled thousands of miles in search of a safe place to live.

As a result, the Syrian Civil War has become one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent history, largely because it is the conflict that has caused the highest number of displaced persons. A figure posted on the website of the Spanish Committee of the UN Refugee Agency (ACNUR) is enough to understand the magnitude of the conflict and of the displacement of Syrians around the world: