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“Hell on earth”: The impact of seven years of war in Syria

News15 March 2018Clare Ahern

Today marks seven years of war in Syria. In our video interview, Concern’s Regional Director for the Middle East, Brid Kennedy, discusses the catastrophic impact this conflict has had on the lives of Syrian people.

Before war broke out seven years ago, there were approximately 23 million people living in Syria.  Now, over 5 million of those people are refugees and a further 6.5 million have been displaced inside the country, some many times over.

In those seven years the war has become increasingly complex and protracted. Despite on-going peace talks, the war is set to rage on into its eight year. And as we have seen in Ghouta in recent weeks, civilians are still directly in the firing line.

Brid Kennedy, Concern’s Director for the region, discusses the impact of the war on the lives of Syrian people, how they are surviving, and if there is any end to their suffering in sight.

 How Concern is helping

Concern is responding to the urgent needs of Syrian people. Both inside the country and in Lebanon and Turkey, where millions of people have sought refuge.

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