THE CRISIS

The number of people in our world displaced from their homes by violence and persecution is unprecedented in human history. By the end of 2014, nearly 60 million people were forcibly displaced, with nearly a third–20 million–living outside of their countries as refugees. By far the greatest force driving the crisis is Syria. Nearly half of Syria’s population is thought to be displaced or killed. Four million Syrians have now taken refuge in neighboring countries like Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon, struggling to build new lives for themselves in regions far from home.