Slideshow - Syria’s rising displacement crisis

  • As violence spreads across Syria, more than half a million people have fled for neighbouring countries, including Iraqi Kurdistan

    Jodi Hilton/IRIN
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  • More than half of the refugees, including these ones in Turkey’s Islahiya camp, are children and teenagers

    Jodi Hilton/IRIN
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  • Like other camps in Turkey and Jordan, Domiz camp in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region offers Syrian refugees water, shelter, education and medical services

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  • Turkey has also created communal prayer and entertainment spaces for the refugees, like this mosque at Islahiye Camp

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  • An activity to help traumatized refugee children in Iraqi Kurdistan. Post-traumatic stress is a major problem among the refugees

    Jodi Hilton/IRIN
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  • Unlike in other countries, Syrian refugees in Lebanon, like this one in the border town of Aarsal, rent rooms or are hosted by families

    Jodi Hilton/IRIN
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  • Still, some of the refugees in Lebanon live in very challenging circumstances, as in these makeshift homes in the Beka’a Valley

    Issam Abdallah/IRIN
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  • At Domiz Camp, a child stands at the entrance to her family's tent. The refugees are vulnerable to harsh temperatures, both in winter…

    Jodi Hilton/IRIN
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  • …and in summer. Conditions are especially dusty in Za’atari camp in Jordan’s northern desert

    Areej Abu Qudairi/IRIN
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  • Children make drawings in Turkey’s Islahiye Camp. Syrians are a proud people; some have struggled to utter the word “refugee”

    Jodi Hilton/IRIN
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  • Some of those fleeing never make it out of the country. Atma camp, in northern Syria, shelters people waiting to cross into Turkey

    Jodi Hilton/IRIN
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  • Internally displaced people in northern Syria depend on the rebel Free Syrian Army for security…

    Jodi Hilton/IRIN
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  • … and on God for hope

    Jodi Hilton/IRIN
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  • Refugees once thought their flight would only be temporary; but the UN expects the number of refugees to double in the next six months.

    Jodi Hilton/IRIN
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Syria’s rising displacement crisis

JANUARY 2013 - Since March 2011, the Syrian conflict has forced at least 2.5 million people to flee their homes. Displaced internally, or as refugees in other countries, they live in basic conditions, vulnerable to harsh winters and harsher memories.
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