RNZ Morning Report: 10 years since start of Syrian crisis


The Syrian crisis has reached an unwelcome milestone, with 10 years having passed since peaceful protests against President Bashar Assad’s government first began in March of 2011. Those protests sparked a full-blown civil war that has killed around half a million people and displaced half the pre-war population of 23 million, 5 million of whom are now refugees.

Mike Seawright, the Founder and Executive Director of ReliefAid, spoke to Susie Ferguson.


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