Syria's ongoing humanitarian crisis continues to worsen

February 19, 2020

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Two women wearing black hijabs are shown with several children in front of a white tent.

Internally displaced people sit outside tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, Feb. 19, 2020.

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The humanitarian crisis in northwestern Syria is massive. Since December, an estimated 900,000 civilians have fled from their homes as Syrian government forces — with Russian military help — have continued their offensive in Idlib province. Now, Turkey's president says it's "only a matter of time" before Turkish troops launch an operation of their own. And, as COVID-19 spreads, online platforms like Airbnb are telling users and hosts to take cautionary measures. Also, the British government is planning to implement a points-based immigration system in 2021 that aims to only attract high skilled foreign workers.

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