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Who are the Syrian refugees?

Nearly half of Syria's population, 10 million people, have been forced from their homes, and 3 million people have fled the country altogether.

In 2014 much of the world's focus has been on the terror group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, an offshoot of al-Qaeda that has taken over large swaths of Syria and northern Iraq. In Syria, one of the greatest human crises of a generation has continued to play out as the country's brutal civil war stretches on. And it has been getting far less attention. Nearly half of Syria's population, 10 million people, have been forced from their homes, and 3 million people have fled the country altogether.