THE FACTS

There is a huge humanitarian crisis in the Middle East.  These figures are taken from UN reports unless otherwise stated:

 

SYRIA

6.3 million internally displaced people (IDP's), many of whom are sheltering in tents, unfinished buildings, abandoned factories, animal sheds.

 

IRAQ

3.1 million people displaced since January 2014 (International Organization for Migration)

Hosting more than 250,000 Syrian refugees

 

KURDISTAN REGION OF IRAQ

28% of the population are displaced people and refugees.