As a result of the Syrian civil war and the accompanying war against ISIS, approximately 4.8 million people in the surrounding area are now refugees, according to the United Nations.

These people have lost their homes, then fled on foot or on small rafts across the sea, all in the hopes of building a stable life for themselves and their families in Europe and beyond. And with people flooding into other nations, the Syrian refugee crisis has tested the resolve — and tolerance — of many nations around the world.

Here is what that crisis looks like:

Syrian Refugee Crisis Beach
Border Gate
Child Rain
Child Tear Gas
22 Heartbreaking Photos From The Front Lines Of The Syrian Refugee Crisis
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Next, find out why Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity. Then, watch Syrian Kurds blow up an ISIS truck.

Elisabeth Sherman
Elisabeth Sherman is a writer living in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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