U.N.-Backed Report Examines Impact Of Syrian Crisis On Nation’s Human Development

U.N. News Centre: New U.N.-backed report reflects ‘crushing’ impact of conflict in Syria on its people
“Four years of armed conflict, economic disintegration, and social fragmentation in Syria have hollowed out its population by 15 percent, forced some 10 million people to flee their homes and reduced life expectancy by two decades — from nearly 76 years of age to 56 — according to a United Nations-backed report released today on the ‘catastrophic’ impact of the conflict…” (3/10).