Not just a crisis in Europe: the majority of Syrian refugees are displaced within the Middle East

Terry Moore

School of Humanitarian Studies Professor Kenneth Christie was interviewed on CFAX radio on Sept. 16 about the current Syrian refugee crisis and explains that although there are a huge number of refugees fleeing to Europe, the majority of refugees are displaced within the Middle East.

“A lot of refugees would probably rather stay within a country in the Middle East as long as they could find stability and work and security,” says Christie.

Christie provided staggering statistics during his interview: in Syria after about four or five years of conflict there are more than 15 million individuals in need of assistance, an estimated 7.6 million internally displaced and about four million who have been forced to flee the country.

Listen to the full interview here starting at 36:25 in the podcast.