Syrian refugees: A catastrophe in numbers

Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond looks at how Europe's refugee crisis sits within the greater catastrophe being endured.

    Syria had a population of 22 million people back in 2011.

    But there’s a very different picture now after four years of a brutal civil war.

    Twelve million people have been forced from their homes – that's more than half the population.

    Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond takes a look at how Europe's refugee crisis sits within the greater catastrophe being endured.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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