Syria

Seeding Peace in Syria

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Irina Bokova
Director General, UNESCO

The Syria conflict will soon enter its sixth year. Six long years of violence and destruction have left 250,000 dead, created the world's worst humanitarian crisis, and forced some 4.6 million Syrians to leave their country. The impact resonates widely -- on neighboring countries, host to vast numbers of refugees, as well as on Europe, facing rising new demands from asylum seekers.

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