A young Syrian refugee at an International Rescue Committee women's center in Arsal, a town of 40,000 people in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. As much as 80 percent of those fleeing Syria have settled in urban areas rather than refugee camps.
Domiz camp, Northern Iraq -- I have been anticipating and dreading the Domiz camp women's meeting for weeks. It was from Domiz camp that I heard the reports of sexual violence I wrote about in my first blog. Two days ago we finally sat down to talk together -- the Domiz women refugees and I -- although I'd been warned that it was not culturally appropriate for me to ask directly about sexual assault.
A Syrian Kurdish refugee family peers from their tent in Domiz camp, northern Iraq. The father clasps a camp registration document, which enables the family to receive a tent, food, electricity and water.
This infographic from our recent report on the crisis in Syria shows the vast numbers of Syrians who are displaced within the country or who were forced to flee to neighboring countries to escape the ongoing violence. View larger.>>