Syria’s civil war is the most horrific humanitarian disaster of our times.

SYRIA BEFORE WAR Syria is located in southwest Asia at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Islam is the main religion of the vast majority. About 74% of the population are Sunni Muslims,. Alawite, Druze, Ismailis, Shia, and Yazidis account for another 16% of the population. About 10% of the population is Christian, with Greek Orthodox being the largest denomination. Under the 1973 constitution, Islam is no longer stated to be the religion of the state, but the president of Syria must still be a Muslim, and Islamic law…

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