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Refugees: Background

Syria in Five Minutes

Hank Green (one of the brothers who bring you "Crash Course") explains what is going on in Syria.

Published on Sep 13, 2013, but gives good background overview (albeit fast-paced).

Syria's war: Who is fighting and why

Brief overview

The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

This video is a great starting point!  (Note: Strong opinions are expressed)

Published on Sep 17, 2015 by Kurzgesagt (means "in a nutshell" in German). 

Understanding the refugee crisis

John Green (one of the brothers who bring you "Crash Course") explains the current refugee crises. The first 5 minutes are focused on Syrian refugees, the remaining time is about the international responses (or lack of response).  (Note: Strong opinions are expressed)

Published on Sep 8, 2015