But the Syrian refugees aren't the only ones whose homelands have become war zones from which people are running away:
Worldwide, 59.5 million people are on the move as refugees or displaced people within their home countries. That population would be enough to make them citizens of the world's 24th biggest country.Humanity has never seen such displacement. Ever."Wars, conflict and persecution have forced more people than at any other time since records began to flee their homes and seek refuge and safety elsewhere," the United Nations said in June.
At least 15 wars and conflicts are to blame -- in Africa, the Mideast and Asia.
Lord, have mercy. And guide us all in dealing with this global crisis. In Christ's name. Amen