Syria's war has killed at least 250,000 people and displaced 12 million people. And, though it started as a civil war, it's become much more than that.

The tide of human suffering unleashed by the Syrian conflict has catastrophic implications.
— Angelina Jolie

The current refugee crisis is the worst the world has seen since World War II. It is making history. It is brekaing records. It is testing the very fabric of humanity. It will affect the world for years to come. That being said, how much do YOU know about it?

Born out of pro-freedom demonstrations, the Syrian Civil War has become a complicated war between world powers. They 5+ years of war Syria has gone through has displaced millions of innocent people, fueled extremist groups, and has turned a huge humanitarian crisis into a political hot topic. It is our responsibility to understand what is happening and how to help those who are stuck in the middle. 


Resource for older kids and teens

BBC Interactive Activity for kids: Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route If you were fleeing Syria for Europe, what choices would you make for you and your family? Take our journey to understand the real dilemmas the refugees face.

Against All Odds Against All Odds is an educational online game that shows what it’s like to flee a country. As they play, gamers plunge into the world of a virtual character where they have to build a new life in a different country after they escape conflict.

Over Under Sideways DownThis comic book story depicts the journey of 15 year old Ebrahim as he embarks on a journey for a safer life. 

What Syrian Refugees Pack for Crossing to Europe: Photographs of refugees and the few belongings they brought with them from their homes to Europe. What would you pack if you had 20 minutes to decide?

Transformed by Photography: In August 2014, Magnum photographer Michael Christopher Brown travelled to the refugee camp in Za'atari, Jordan and taught a group of Syrian refugee teenagers how to take photographs using an iPhone. These photographs document the four-day assignment that the teenagers undertook to tell their personal story of life in the camp.

On the Move: On the Move invites children/young people to follow a refugee family on their journey to safety. The session will take about 50 minutes, including the debrief and reflection activity.


Resource for older kids and teens

OHCHR Report on ISIS genocide against Yazidis: "They came to destroy". It's long, but the first third of the report is what you need to read.