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2011 Crisis in Syria Response Archive
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The crisis in Syria remains the greatest humanitarian emergency of our day. As continued extreme violence and indiscriminate fighting affected the country, the need for ongoing humanitarian assistance and a comprehensive political solution was greater than ever.
The United Nations estimated that 7.6 million people had been internally displaced by violence while almost 4.1 million people fled their homes, schools, and communities and were registered as refugees in neighboring countries. The influx and prolonged presence of refugees crippled the nations that were hosting them, further destabilizing an already fragile region.
As such, the collective failure of the international community to pursue a political solution for Syria continued to exacerbate the refugee crisis, evidenced by the increasing flow of refugees fleeing Syria and the region. 322,000 people crossed into Europe since the beginning of 2015, of which at least 70% were refugees, mostly coming from Syria. UNHCR estimated that some 2,500 people died attempting to cross the Mediterranean.
Humanitarians can only strive to alleviate the suffering of the civilians caught in the middle of the senseless brutality of the conflict. An end to the conflict in Syria is needed, and only a political solution can lead to it. What will it take?
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