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Infographic: Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on the Middle East

Vulnerabilities are growing as the Middle East region strains to absorb displaced Syrians. AFSC encourages governments to support the UN call for humanitarian relief funding for displaced Syrians.

Young Syrian woman talks about life as a refugee

Darayya highlighted in Damascus

Lama's home is in the Darayya district of Damascus, Syria.

Lama Darayya is a Syrian refugee currently living in Turkey. Five months ago, she was forced to flee her hometown of Darayya in the Damascus district because it was no longer safe for her to stay.

Like over 2 million people still in Syria but displaced from their homes because of the violence, Lama had already fled her home with her family three times before she crossed the border toward neighboring Lebanon. It was exasperating for her to flee for a fourth time.

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