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Syria war: ‘Worst man-made disaster since World War II’ | Al Jazeera

According to UNICEF, 2016 was the worst year yet for Syrian children [Reuters]

According to UNICEF, 2016 was the worst year yet for Syrian children [Reuters]

Six years to the day since protesters poured into the streets of Daraa, Damascus and Aleppo in a “day of rage” against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s uprising turned global war is far from over.

Six years of violence have killed close to half a million people, according to the Syrian Centre for Policy Research, displaced half of the country’s prewar population, allowed the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) to seize huge swaths of territory, and created the worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory.

International diplomatic efforts have repeatedly failed to bring the protracted conflict closer to an end and the growing role of outside actors has changed the nature and trajectory of the war.

Source: Syria war: ‘Worst man-made disaster since World War II’ | | Al Jazeera

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