Syria Is The Worst Refugee Crisis Of Our Generation
Last week, the United Nations reported that the number of people fleeing the war in Syria had surpassed 4 million, making it the worst refugee crisis of our generation. The sheer scale of the Syrian exodus becomes evident through a comparison with several other conflicts that have taken place since 1991.
Even though the chart below focuses on selected conflicts since 1991, Afghanistan has been in turmoil far longer than that. Since the Soviet invasion in 1979, an estimated 2.6 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homeland while the genocide in Rwanda resulted in 2.3 million people being displaced.
- Preferred regions to migrate to for Syrian refugees in 2015Preferred regions to migrate to for Syrian refugees in 2015
- UK support for refusing Syrian refugees wanting to enter the UK 2015UK support for refusing Syrian refugees wanting to enter the UK 2015
- Number of Syrian refugees in Canada as of November 13, 2016, by entrance categoryNumber of Syrian refugees in Canada as of November 13, 2016, by entrance category
- Italy: immigrants in reception centers 2013-2016Italy: immigrants in reception centers 2013-2016
- Countries with the highest population decline rate 2016Countries with the highest population decline rate 2016
- National debt of Syria in relation to gross domestic product (GDP) 2010National debt of Syria in relation to gross domestic product (GDP) 2010
- Accepted asylum applicants in Germany from Q1 2014 to Q2 2016Accepted asylum applicants in Germany from Q1 2014 to Q2 2016
- Oil reserves in selected countries 1990-2015Oil reserves in selected countries 1990-2015
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