Since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, at least 4 million refugees have fled the country and more than 7.6 million have been displaced internally. But what does that number look like? Using U.S. Census data, this interactive shows where 10.8 million people live in your area to illustrate the scope of this regional humanitarian crisis.
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UPDATE 11/5/2015: UNHCR has reduced their estimate of those internally displaced from 7.6 to 6.5 million. We have updated the text and graphic accordingly.
UPDATE 12/10/2013: The UN has updated its estimate of internally displaced people from 4.25 million to 6.45 million people, raising the total number of those displaced from roughly 7 million to 8.8 million.
UPDATE 3/16/2014: The number of refugees has surpassed 2.5 million from 2 million, bringing the total to over 9 million.
UPDATE 8/29/2014: The number of refugees has surpassed 3 million, bringing the total to over 9.5 million.
UPDATE 1/14/2015: The UN has updated its estimate of internally displaced people from 6.45 million to 7.6 million, raising the total number of those displaced from roughly 9.5 million to 11.4 million.
UPDATE 7/9/2015: The number of refugees has surpassed 4 million.