Syria's war: Who is fighting and why

Syria's war: Who is fighting and why

Watch how the Syrian civil war became the mess it is today. After four-plus years of fighting, Syria's war has killed at least hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions. And, though it started as a civil war, it's become much more than that. It's a proxy war that has divided much of the Middle East, and has drawn in both Russia and the United States. To understand how Syria got to this place, it helps to start at the beginning and watch it unfold: Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

The war in Syria explained in five minutes | Guardian Animations

The war in Syria explained in five minutes | Guardian Animations

The war in Syria explained in five minutes Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD What is going on in Syria and why? This animation explains the events that have led to the ongoing civil war in the Middle Eastern country, which is reported to have claimed over 100,000 lives. It's a complicated issue, but this explainer should serve as a good starting point for understanding it all For more Syria coverage from the Guardian click HERE: http://www.theguardian.com/world/syria

Understanding the syrian crisis in 5 minutes

Understanding the syrian crisis in 5 minutes

After three years of war and about 150 000 deaths, Syria is more torn apart than ever. But why is this war still going on ? How did the pacific "arab spring" become such a blood bath ? Here are some keys to understand how the syrian conflict turned into a civil, cold and holy war.

The Boy who started the Syrian War | Featured Documentary

The Boy who started the Syrian War | Featured Documentary

The Boy Who Started the Syrian War We tell the story of Mouawiya Syasneh, the boy whose anti-Assad graffiti lit the spark that engulfed Syria. Mouawiya Syasneh was just 14 when he sprayed anti-government slogans on his school wall in Deraa, Syria. It was February 2011, and he could never have imagined that such a minor act would spark a full-blown civil war. More than half a million people have been killed in Syria since the start of the war. Mouawiya's home city has been ravaged by street fighting, shelling and barrel bombing. The war has left scars that may never heal. Now a young man, fighting on the frontline for the Free Syrian Army, Mouawiya admits that had he known what the consequences of his actions would be, he would never have taunted the country's president, Bashar al-Assad. His life has been transformed by that adolescent prank. He has lost friends and relatives, including his father. And Syria has been changed forever. The Boy Who Started the Syrian Civil War offers a glimpse into life in Deraa since the start of the conflict. We meet Syrians trying to lead normal lives amid the chaos as well as those who have taken up arms against Assad's forces. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

Syrian crisis: Regional war is 'highly unlikely', David Rubin says

Syrian crisis: Regional war is 'highly unlikely', David Rubin says

Former Shiloh, Israel Mayor David Rubin discusses whether the conflict in Syria will turn into a regional war.

Syrian Civil War, Refugee Crisis Challenge Jordan

Syrian Civil War, Refugee Crisis Challenge Jordan

Syria's civil war and the refugee crisis it has created are growing challenges to the government in neighboring Jordan.

The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

Why is the refugee crisis all over the news? How is this related to Syria? Why should we care at all? Donate to the United Nations Refugee Agency: http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general/#_ga=1.29610806.829388110.1441552177 The Syria / Iraq video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQPlREDW-Ro Music by Epic Mountain Music: https://soundcloud.com/epicmountain Sources used for this video: http://www.unhcr.org.uk/about-us/key-facts-and-figures.html http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/27/uk-mediterranean-migrant-rescue-plan http://www.vox.com/2015/9/8/9277127/syrian-refugees-photos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Europe http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/fluechtlinge-aus-syrien-die-golfstaaten-nehmen-keine-fluechtlinge-auf-a-1051885.html http://www.pewforum.org/2011/01/27/the-future-of-the-global-muslim-population/ https://muslimstatistics.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/pew-fertility-rate-for-muslims-and-non-muslims-in-europe/ http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/06/03/us-syria-population-idUSTRE6522FS20100603 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/05/syria-forces-war-crime-barrel-bombs-aleppo-amnesty-report http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/12/understanding-syria-from-pre-civil-war-to-post-assad/281989/ http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-mythical-connection-between-immigrants-and-crime-1436916798 http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2015/07/immigration-and-crime http://www.turkeyagenda.com/crime-rate-among-syrian-refugees-remain-way-lower-than-expected-1199.html http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-24583286 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria http://www.vox.com/2015/9/4/9261971/syria-refugee-war The economist, Time Magazine The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2

The shameful US response to the Syrian refugee crisis, by the numbers

The shameful US response to the Syrian refugee crisis, by the numbers

There are over 4 million refugees from the Syrian civil war so far. Subscribe to our channel: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO For much more on the refugee crisis: http://www.vox.com/2015/9/5/9265501/refugee-crisis-europe-syria And why people are fleeing Syria in the first place: http://www.vox.com/2015/9/4/9261971/syria-refugee-war Data sources: http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/regional.php http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/05/us/many-obstacles-are-seen-to-us-taking-in-large-number-of-syrian-refugees.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news http://www.rescue.org/blog/us-commitment-accept-8000-syrian-refugees-not-enough-says-irc The Huffington Post's interview with Secretary of State John Kerry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKSVNertfKg Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

Mental health crisis in Syria as civil war rages on

Mental health crisis in Syria as civil war rages on

The Syrian civil war has created a mental health crisis, with many people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. For patients with the most extreme disorders, only three psychiatric hospitals are still standing. Warning: Some footage could be troubling for some viewers. CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports. Subscribe to the "CBS Evening News" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1S7Dhik Watch Full Episodes of the "CBS Evening News" HERE: http://cbsn.ws/23XekKA Watch the latest installment of "On the Road," only on the "CBS Evening News," HERE: http://cbsn.ws/23XwqMH Follow "CBS Evening News" on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1T8icTO Like "CBS Evening News" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1KxYobb Follow the "CBS Evening News" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1O3dTTe Follow the "CBS Evening News" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1Qs0aam Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- The "CBS Evening News" premiered as a half-hour broadcast on Sept. 2, 1963. Check local listings for CBS Evening News broadcast times.

Understanding the Refugee Crisis in Europe, Syria, and around the World

Understanding the Refugee Crisis in Europe, Syria, and around the World

In which John Green discusses the Syrian refugee crisis and the growing number of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Eritrea crossing the sea with the help of smugglers to seek refuge in European Union nations. Also discussed: The difference between migrants and refugees, the rights of refugees as established by international law, the globalization of all regional crises, and how the death of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi galvanized the world. PLACES TO GIVE: The UNHCR: http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general/#_ga=1.29610806.829388110.1441552177 Save the Children fundraiser created by author Patrick Ness: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=PatrickNess SOURCES: Most of the stats and graphs in this video came from the United Nations' High Commission on Refugees: http://www.unhcr.org.uk/about-us/key-facts-and-figures.html Overview of the EU's struggle with migrants and refugees from the BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-24583286 Another overview from the Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/refugee-crisis-six-charts-that-show-where-refugees-are-coming-from-where-they-are-going-and-how-they-are-getting-to-europe-10482415.html An incredibly complicated guide to whose supporting whom in the Syrian Civil War: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_armed_groups_in_the_Syrian_Civil_War Immigrants to the U.S. are less likely to commit crimes than other Americans: http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-mythical-connection-between-immigrants-and-crime-1436916798 Understanding the difference between migrants and refugees, and the legal obligations we have to refugees: http://www.unhcr.org/55df0e556.html The UNHCR maps a plan forward from Europe that I quote from extensively: http://www.unhcr.org/55e9459f6.html The 1951 Refugee Convention that I mistakenly called a Commission in the video: http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49da0e466.html Information about the horrifying human rights abuses by Eritrea's government: https://www.hrw.org/africa/eritrea and http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16054&LangID=E Yes, Bashar al Assad's government in Syria has tortured children and used chemical weapons: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2011/05/201153185927813389.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghouta_chemical_attack (Link contains explicit images of death) Joseph Stalin probably never said that thing about one death being a tragedy and a thousand (or million) deaths being a statistic, but I quoted it the way a Soviet historian did: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin Thanks as always to Rosianna Halse Rojas (http://www.youtube.com/rosianna), whose data-gathering and fact-checking made this video possible. If you read the entire dooblydoo, you get a gold star. ---- Subscribe to our newsletter! http://nerdfighteria.com/newsletter/ And join the community at http://nerdfighteria.com http://effyeahnerdfighters.com Help transcribe videos - http://nerdfighteria.info John's twitter - http://twitter.com/johngreen John's tumblr - http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com Hank's twitter - http://twitter.com/hankgreen Hank's tumblr - http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com

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