Most displaced Syrians are in the Middle East, and about a million are in Europe

Source: Pew Research Center

Displaced Syrians from Deir Ezzor head to refugee camps on the outskirts of Raqqa on Sept. 24 as Syrian fighters backed by U.S. special operations forces battle to capture ISIS's last remaining stronghold. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Displaced Syrians from Deir Ezzor head to refugee camps on the outskirts of Raqqa on Sept. 24 as Syrian fighters backed by U.S. special operations forces battle to capture ISIS’s last remaining stronghold. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Nearly 13 million Syrians are displaced after seven years of conflict in their country – a total that amounts to about six-in-ten of Syria’s pre-conflict population, according to Pew Research Center estimates. No nation in recent decades has had such a large percentage of its population displaced. These are the countries and regions where the most Syrians now live:

1More than 6 million Syrians are internally displaced within their own country,accounting for about half (49%) of all displaced Syrians worldwide. This number has remained little changed in recent years, as hundreds of thousands of Syrians have returnedto their homes and slightly higher numbers have become newly displaced, according to midyear 2017 population estimates from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). In the first half of 2017, for example, nearly 700,000 Syrians were newly displaced within the country due to the ongoing conflict.

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