Ed note. This is a special guest post by Mark Yarnell, senior advocate with Refugees International Assessing the scale of the global refugee crisis can be overwhelming. There are currently over 22 million refugees world-wide and counting. Rohingya refugees from...
It took two years for the crisis in Syria to escalate to the point where 1 million Syrians have been officially registered by the UN Refugee Agency. The actual number of people who fled is likely to be higher.
As the civil war continues to unfold in Syria, a new refugee crisis is emerging with massive flows of Syrians escaping the country for relative safety in Turkey, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon
I just participated in a conference call about the crisis, what Nothing But Nets is doing to meet the challenge -- and how some basketball stars and a Broadway philanthropy are helping the cause. Read below. Have a listen. And Send a Net.