WorldViews: Syria’s ‘lost generation’ might be largest displacement since WWII

By Zoeann Murphy, April 22, 2014

As the conflict in Syria enters its fourth year things are just getting worse, and often, it's the children who are suffering the most.

Nine and a half million people have been uprooted by the Syrian civil war, according to the United Nations. That’s about 40 percent of Syria’s pre-war population. About 3 million have fled to neighboring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, while six and a half million are internally displaced within the borders of their own country. At least half of the Syrians displaced are children.

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