Why is the refugee crisis all over the news? How is this related to Syria? Why should we care at all?

This video made by Kurzgesagt (which means “in a nutshell” in German), gives an explanation and raises awareness in support of the the UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Since the start of this year, the UNHCR reports that over 400,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean and Aegean, undertaking treacherous journeys from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, and other countries torn apart by war, persecution, and a horrifying list of human miseries.Β  Almost 3,000 people have drowned trying to reach safety in Europe.

UNHCR is on the ground, helping refugees caught up in this crisis and are the only organization protecting refugees and providing lifesaving assistance at every point of the journey to Europe.

To donate to the United Nations Refugee Agency click: DONATE

Kurzgesagt studio engages in information design projects of all kinds. See more of their work on there website or on their YouTube channel.

Music by Epic Mountain Music:Β  https://soundcloud.com/epicmountain

Sources used for this video:

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The economist, Time Magazine