"The biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time."

Google have teamed up with UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) to create a beautifully simplistic but extremely hard hitting website that highlights some of the raw insights into a country that has been destroyed by war.

It is easy to forget that Syrira was more than just a war torn country. In 2008, Damascus was honoured as the Arab Capital of Culture. In 2010 Syria drew more tourists than Australia. Hardly surprising as Syria was home to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites (The war has damaged or destroyed every one of them).

Fast forward nearly seven years and the situation is very different:

  • Over half of Syria’s hospitals are no longer functioning.
  • More than half of all Syrians have been forced from their homes
  • Over 2 million Syrians have been killed
  • Around 24,000 of those who have died are children.
  • One in four schools have been damaged, destroyed or used for shelter.
  • Over 24.5million years of education have been lost.
  • Around 5 million Syrians had become refugees.

Great Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo 2009 v 2013

2,000,000

Syrians have been killed or injured

24,500,000

 years of education have been lost

Syria - 8.5M
Australia - 5.8M

Syria drew more tourists than Australia in 2010.

The beautiful typography, elegant navigation and creative thought that has gone into every element of the website, creates a really powerful and important message to highlight the crisis the people of Syria face.

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