This page aims to provide useful links and info to help us all understand how and why the current refugee crisis developed. We will continue to add items as we find them – providing information on Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea and all the other countries and regions from which refugees are fleeing. We will also add links and info on the refugees’ own stories, facts & stats on the crisis in general and anything else informative we can find!
Syria’s war: Who is fighting and why
This a very useful video from http://www.vox.com which explains the situation in Syria and, as the site says, “…is crucial for understanding so much that has happened in the past year, from terror attacks to the refugee crisis…”. This is WHY so many Syrians are fleeing for their lives.