How they slaughter their own. Worldwide outcry? *crickets chirping* Just invented outrage for an invented people from an invented country. "Palestine."
Savage hate and savage indifference to real human horror.
"The Tragedy Of Syria's Child Refugees," By: Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli* MEMRI
"We have not seen a refugee outflow of such a frightening rate since the Rwandan genocide" -United Nations High Commission for Refugees director António Guterres
"The Arab Position" melts as people peer from "Syrian Refugees" tent – Source: Al-Quds Al-Arabi, December 18, 2013
Thousands of Syrian refugees living in makeshift camps in Lebanon are weathering a winter storm that brought snow, rain and freezing temperatures to the country. Source: UNICEF
The civil war in Syria, which has been raging for three years, has created an unprecedented refugee tragedy: The largest displaced population is probably the "domestic refugees" – those who have remained in the country despite having lost their dwellings to the destructive forces of war. Nearly as large a group – and the focus of this paper – are the "refugees" proper, namely those forced by circumstances of war and violence to leave their country for an unknown future in mostly neighboring countries.
Demographic Structure of the Syrian Refugees
One of the unique aspects of the Syrian refugees is the preponderance of women and children amongst them. With male heads of families either dead or remaining behind to take part in the civil war, almost half of the refugees fall in the age category of 0-17:
Age Group Percent
Source: UNHCR (September 2013)
The UNHCR estimated the total number of Syrian refugees through September 2013 at 2,241,100, distributed as follows:
These number have certainly increased since September 2013 and are likely to continue to increase next year unless a political settlement to the conflict is found, which, at the moment, does not seem feasible. Indeed, the destruction of dwellings, infrastructure, businesses, factories, schools and hospitals makes the return to normalcy beyond the reach of millions of Syrians.