Hunger in the news
13 March 2014
As Syria's uprising-turned-civil-war enters its fourth year there is little sign of an end to the suffering that has forced 2.5 million people to flee, principally to Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt. The conflict has internally displaced a further 6.5 million, and left 9.3 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to UN figures. More than 180,000 people have simply disappeared, reports the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Overall, the total refugee outflow rose more than four-fold in 2013.