• Background

    Syria's civil war began during the Arab Spring in 2011 as a peaceful uprising against the country's president, Bashar al-Assad. It has since escalated — shattering the lives of Syrians, destroying cities, straining global politics, and spurring diplomatic efforts that are constantly questioned as the world witnesses the horrors of ongoing warfare.
  • The numbers

    • An estimated 400,000 Syrians have been killed, according to the United Nations
    • As of December 2016, 4.81 million Syrians have fled the country
    • 6.3 million people are displaced internally