Syria’s civil war began in March of 2011. It’s been raging for over six years now. The refugee crisis it created is one of the largest humanitarian crises since World War II.
Roughly 11 million people—more than half of the country’s population—have been displaced from their homes. About 5 million of those are refugees living outside of Syria, while the other 6 million are displaced within their own country. Six million! That’s more than the population of Los Angeles.