BEFORE THE TROUBLES BEGAN IN SYRIA, A POPULATION OF 22 MILLION LIVED THEIR DAY-TO-DAY LIVES WITHOUT CONCERN FOR WHERE THEIR NEXT MEAL WOULD COME FROM
In just a few short years, their lives have been uprooted and torn apart by conflict. They have had no choice but to flee their homes, abandon their communities, and become separated from family members and loved ones.
Where Syrian families once had hopes, dreams and lands, today they are suffering and struggling to survive.
DISPLACEMENT OF CITIZENS
According to the UN, 5.4 million Syrian refugees have looked for safety and peace outside Syria and another 6.8 million are displaced within the country.
However, many refugee camps, both in and outside Syria, are severely under-equipped for the number of refugees making their way through them. The sad reality is that many young children have already died due to poor living conditions and a lack of resources.
These Syrian refugees have fled their country, leaving everything behind and carrying nothing but memories from the past and fear for their family’s future. Many hope to settle in neighbouring countries, starting their lives again from scratch, although a large number do hope to go back home one day.