Who are Syrian refugees?
Imagine if tomorrow, the street behind you was bombed. The next week, the local primary school was destroyed. Would you feel safe? Would you feel able to go to work each day? Or would you want to get out of the area as quickly as possible?
What of your job? Your children’s toys and friends? Could you leave your property behind – your business, home, family photos?
No-one decides to uproot their family and abandon everything they’ve ever known lightly. But, according to UNHCR, despite the coronavirus pandemic people are being forced to flee their homes and search for refuge in record numbers.
A substantial amount of this is due to ongoing conflicts and crises, like the war in Syria.