Due to the conflict inside Syria, over 500,000 have been killed. Over 11 MILLION of Syria’s normal population of around 22 million, have been displaced and forced to flee their homes.
Over 5 million have fled into neighbouring countries. The refugees are now living in three main areas - The Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan with easy land access to the most populated areas of Syria. Six million of the displaced Syrians are now living away from their homes, but still inside Syria. 97% of Syrians say they do not want to leave the country.
Israel has allowed a small number of medical emergencies across its border in the Golan heights for treatment. The numbers of refugees who have now travelled still further, to Europe and Egypt is comparatively small.
Refugees in Europe
In early September began to increase towards 275,000. Germany has announced it would take around 800,000 and urged other EU countries to also welcome refugees.
The EU directed its two dozen or so countries to absorb a share of the 120,000 refugees, who had recently arrived on the continent. There have been many objections to this, with Hungary and Croatia being at loggerheads over numbers of refugees congregating on their borders. Hungary erected huge razor-wire topped fences to stop refugees entering their country.
Over 5 million have left Syria, with most camping in the neighbouring countries. Over a million headed towards Europe. The world ignored this until a picture of 3 year old Syrian boy washed up drowned on a Turkish beach, went viral. For over a year overcrowded small boats were sinking almost daily, with dozens of refugees perishing in the waves. The majority of these were between Turkey and Greece, in the Agean Sea.
Radio Peace will bring hope of an end to the conflict. The radio station will encourage refugees to remain in the Levant region pending an cessation of hostilities. Less than ten per cent of Syrians want to leave their country (UN survey) they simply want an end to the fighting.
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