As Syria enters its sixth year of brutal conflict, IRIN looks at the impact of 5 years of war:
See our in-depth page for highlights of IRIN's coverage of Syria's humanitarian crisis.
Banner photo © UNHCR/Andrew McConnell: Children play football on a street in Baba Amr, Homs, Syria in February 2016.
Infographic photos: Christina Malkoun/IRIN, András D Hajdú/IRIN, I. Prickett/UNHCR, Eleonora Vio/IRIN, Louisa Gouliamaki/IRIN.
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