Syrians Turned Into Refugees

Published July 2nd, 2020 - 07:29 GMT

Over 5.6 million people have fled Syria since 2011, seeking safety in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and beyond. Millions more are displaced inside Syria and, as the war continues, hope is fading fast. The pace of displacement remains relentless. 

The Syrian refugee crisis is the result of a March 2011 violent government crackdown on public demonstrations in support of a group of teenagers who were arrested for anti-government graffiti in the southern town of Daraa. 

Families have suffered under a brutal conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, torn the nation apart, and set back the standard of living by decades. 

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A girl walks past women washing pots and pans by cisterns at the yard of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A girl walks past women washing pots and pans by cisterns at the yard of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A girl looks on while standing by a doorway at the hallway of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A girl looks on while standing by a doorway at the hallway of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A girl looks on in the stairwell of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A girl looks on in the stairwell of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A girl eats a watermelon slice while at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A girl eats a watermelon slice while at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A girl poses for a picture while at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A girl poses for a picture while at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A girl holds her shawl while walking in a hallway at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A girl holds her shawl while walking in a hallway at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A woman walks down a stairwell while carrying pots on her head at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A woman walks down a stairwell while carrying pots on her head at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

People stand in a hallway at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

People stand in a hallway at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A woman feeds a child while sitting on the floor at a former classroom in a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A woman feeds a child while sitting on the floor at a former classroom in a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A woman sits with children as they pose for a picture at a former classroom in a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A woman sits with children as they pose for a picture at a former classroom in a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A girl walks past women washing pots and pans by cisterns at the yard of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl looks on while standing by a doorway at the hallway of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl looks on in the stairwell of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl eats a watermelon slice while at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl poses for a picture while at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl holds her shawl while walking in a hallway at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A woman walks down a stairwell while carrying pots on her head at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
People stand in a hallway at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A woman feeds a child while sitting on the floor at a former classroom in a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A woman sits with children as they pose for a picture at a former classroom in a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl walks past women washing pots and pans by cisterns at the yard of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl walks past women washing pots and pans by cisterns at the yard of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl looks on while standing by a doorway at the hallway of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl looks on while standing by a doorway at the hallway of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl looks on in the stairwell of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl looks on in the stairwell of a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl eats a watermelon slice while at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl eats a watermelon slice while at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl poses for a picture while at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl poses for a picture while at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl holds her shawl while walking in a hallway at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A girl holds her shawl while walking in a hallway at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A woman walks down a stairwell while carrying pots on her head at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A woman walks down a stairwell while carrying pots on her head at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
People stand in a hallway at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
People stand in a hallway at a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A woman feeds a child while sitting on the floor at a former classroom in a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A woman feeds a child while sitting on the floor at a former classroom in a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A woman sits with children as they pose for a picture at a former classroom in a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A woman sits with children as they pose for a picture at a former classroom in a school building where Syrians -- displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast -- are staying in the city of Hasakah, on June 30, 2020. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

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